What is the socialist answer?
The state did own the means of production in the old USSR. This is thought to be a defining characteristic of a socialist society, but the real question is: Who owns the state? If the answer is anything other than the mass of people, exercising their ...
The Contradictions of “Real Socialism”
What was “real socialism”—the term which originated in twentieth ... their real experience from merely theoretical socialist ideas? What were its characteristics? How was this system reproduced? And why did it ultimately yield to capitalism without ...
Do You Know The Difference between Communism and Socialism?
However, socialism is a vague word representing a huge spectrum of thought, under which communism can be found. Communism, on the other hand, has both positive and normative characteristics. For Marx, communism was both desired and inevitable. For the ...
What would U.S. socialism look like?
Socialism isn't a stranger ... questions about U.S. socialism and what it would look like are inevitably asked. My answer goes along these lines: U.S. socialism will have distinctive features and characteristics, springing from our own history.
Why socialism makes rights dispensable
Unhappily, given the rapid pace of the Obama faction’s socialist transformation of America, the mayor may simply have articulated the understanding of rights characteristic of societies that have already undergone the transformation. I encountered it ...