August 28, 2007 Socialism Essay 1

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Andrew Bernstein           August 28, 2007 Essay 1 COM L  108.01 Socialism Socialism is a social theory in which the eventual goal is to give control of all  governmental aspects directly to the people of the community.  It is a government system of the  people, by the people, where each man works together to benefit the whole.  Typically, when one  hears of socialism, one thinks of the Soviet Union (1922-1991), Marx and Engels, or of Socialist  parties in countries such as France.  For nearly fifty years, the Soviet Union reigned as one of  two world superpowers; this feat demonstrated the success that a socialist republic could have on  the world scene.   When one hears of socialism (especially in American society), it is nearly always with a  negative connotation.  As youths, many generations of Americans were taught that the Soviets  were bad; that Socialism and Communism were evil and the enemies of freedom.  These biased 
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