PLPT 3020 Lec 20 04 - PLPT 3020\/08\/2013 1 Socialism Great Supermarket of Idea in 19th century a Engels definition b His different type of socialism b.i

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PLPT 3020 Lec 20 04/08/2013 1. Socialism: Great Supermarket of Idea in 19 th century a) Engels’ definition b) His different type of socialism b.i. Utopian: Robert Owen (1771-1858), Ch. Fourier (1772-1837) b.ii. Scientific and revolutionary: Marx and Engels c) Karl Marx: Life (1818-1873) d) Marx’s Scientific Socialism 2. Historical impression: Communist Socialism = USSR Evil Empire (= un-American = your opponent) a) “On a good day, he’s a socialist; on a bad day, he’s a communist” – talking about John Huntsman b) “It’s like he’s some kind of communist or something” – a woman talked about Ronald Reagan (criticizing him for visiting certain people in German Nazi) 3. What is socialism and communism all about? – Engels’s Definition a) Wrote after Marx’s death – a general short definition by Engels b) “The demand for equality was no longer limited to political rights; it was extended to the social conditions of individuals” – Engels 1883 b.i. They have individual rights, extend the claim equality to the social
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