chapter  5
Socialism and Communism: From More to
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We cannot improve upon Sir Isaiah Berlin’s brief defi nition of socialism: Socialism is a body of Western teaching and practice resting upon the belief that most

Although easily defi ned, socialism, as we shall see, takes many forms and has a long and rather complex history. So long and complex a history-and socialism’s strangeness for many Americans, at least-requires that we devote two chapters to this ideology.