13 Facts About Socialist


Socialist politics has been both internationalist and nationalist; organised through political parties and opposed to party politics; at times overlapping with trade unions and at other times independent and critical of them, and present in both industrialised and developing nations.

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Socialist used it to defend the Bolshevik program from Marxist criticism that Russia's productive forces were not sufficiently developed for communism.

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Socialist sought a society in which each person was ranked according to his or her capacities and rewarded according to his or her work.

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Socialist's key focus was on administrative efficiency and industrialism and a belief that science was essential to progress.

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Socialist observed that as capitalism had further developed in Europe and America, the workers remained unable to gain class consciousness so long as they were too busy working to pay their expenses.

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Socialist therefore proposed that the social revolution would require the leadership of a vanguard party of class-conscious revolutionaries from the educated and politically active part of the population.

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Socialist issued a thesis outlining the Bolshevik programme, including rejection of any legitimacy in the provisional government and advocacy for state power to be administered through the soviets.

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Such groups included Socialist Revolutionaries, Left Socialist Revolutionaries, Mensheviks and anarchists.

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International Socialist Commission was formed in February 1919 at a meeting in Bern by parties that wanted to resurrect the Second International.

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Until its 1976 Geneva Congress, the Socialist International had few members outside Europe and no formal involvement with Latin America.

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Socialist argued that central planners, regardless of their intellectual capacity, would be unable to coordinate effectively all economic activity within an economy because they operated without the input and tacit knowledge embodied by the participation of the millions of people in the economy.

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Socialist feminism is a branch of feminism that argues that liberation can only be achieved by working to end both economic and cultural sources of women's oppression.

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Socialist is known for his roles in helping to found gay organisations, including the Mattachine Society, the first sustained gay rights group in the United States which in its early days reflected a strong Marxist influence.

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