Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Archive for the ‘socialism’ Category

So now let’s get to the specter…. Utopian socialism had apparently failed. So had the liberals’ attempts in an array of European countries to establish liberal democracies. Both those ideas would still be tried for a long time, but repeated failure had hardened many peoples’ hearts against them. They wanted more direct action. That’s when […]

Read Full Post »

“A specter is haunting Europe… the specter of Communism.” That’s the famous opening sentence of this week’s reading, the dreaded Communist Manifesto. Marx wants to scare people. Let’s look at the choice of words: a spectre of Communism. I’m not sure if he intended it this way, but it is a telling phrase because spectres […]

Read Full Post »