Title, A short history of socialism. Author, George Lichtheim. Publisher, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, Original from, the University of Michigan. Digitized, Jan This survey of movements and theories fails to fulfill the promise of The Origins of Socialism (), Lichtheim’s study of the pre European. Results 1 – 30 of 66 Short History of Socialism by Lichtheim, George and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at

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Grigori Rasputin rated it really liked it Jun 24, Lichtheim’s book served me well as a very general introduction to the history of socialism as a worldwide movement within which Marx and Engels played a part.

Of course, as Conquest noted in The Dragons Of Expectation, once you take away the impetus to create wealth, then it has far worse consequences.

This survey of movements and theories fails to fulfill the promise of The Origins of SocialismLichtheim’s study of the pre European left. English Choose a language for shopping.

Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. This fact becomes apparent when one analyses the economic record of socialist countries socualism as the Soviet Union and Cuba. Trivia About A Short History o Feb 11, Michael Gilbride rated it really liked it.

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It remains infuriating that so many think it is. An expression that I am in love with! Yet, with scant historical evidence, he declares that Marx was a social-democrat, not a communist, by the end of his life. I also think that we need to credit Marx and his fellow leftist thinkers with being instrumental in implementing elements of the Welfare State and protecting workers. He was correct about this but the solution was more democracy, not communism.

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Arjun Dubey added it Oct 11, I didn’t get around to reading A Short History of Socialism, however, until years later when I got involved as an officer in the Socialist Party USA and its Illin From high school until the beginning of college Or belonged to The History Book Club, history being my favorite subject by then and the Club offering the collected works of Abraham Lincoln as an almost-free come-on. I find liberalism almost as boring as communism and have no wish to be drawn into an argument over which of these two socialsm George Lichtheim was a German-born intellectual whose works focused on the history and theory of socialism and Marxism.


Steven Chang marked it as to-read May 29, Nov 20, Mia rated it did not like it. Rui Santos rated it really liked it Aug 24, Steven marked it as to-read Feb 12, A balance was required. Donal Fhearraigh marked it as to-read Jun 21, The simple answer is that he could not. There is an interesting discussion about the tentative links between authoritarianism and socialism.

Lichtheim has some interesting comments on the early democratic French thinker Rousseau, whom I would never have associated with socialism!

A Short History of Socialism

Explore the Home Gift Guide. The subject and the author’s reputation will attract a sizable and serious readership nonetheless.

Bakunin foresaw the tyranny of the dictatorship of the proletariat. In the US, people refer to Bernie Sanders as a socialist. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Guido Becke added it Jun 23, James marked it as to-read Sep 28, He also assumed livhtheim the majority of people were bad actors.