Socialist Thought: A Documentary History / Edition 2

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Reprint of the 1964 historical survey, with a new preface and final chapter. Begins with a general introduction, followed by chapters on early French communism, utopian socialism, the emergence of the proletariat, early German socialism, Marx and Engels, anarchism, revisionism, Bolshevism, and contemporary socialism. Surprisingly, lacks an index. Paper edition (08265-7), $18. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780231082655
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • Publication date: 6/3/1993
  • Series: A Morningside Book Series
  • Edition description: Revised Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 619
  • Product dimensions: 5.53 (w) x 8.47 (h) x 1.52 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Morningside Edition
Ch. I General Introduction 1
Ch. II Early French Communism 14
2 Morelly: Code of Nature 17
3 Jean Jacques Rousseau: Discourse of Inequality 31
4 "Gracchus" Babeuf 43
a Letter to Dubois de Fosseux
b Manifesto of the Equals
c Analysis of the Doctrine of Babeuf
d Excerpt from the Trial of Babeuf
Ch. III Utopian Socialism 72
2 Claude Henri Saint-Simon 73
a Letter from an Inhabitant of Geneva
b The New Christianity
3 The Saint-Simonians: Exposition of the Doctrine of Saint-Simon: First Session; On the Necessity of a New Social Doctrine 102
4 Charles Fourier: Selected Writings 126
5 Robert Owen: Discourse Delivered at New Lanark 151
Ch. IV The Emergence of the Proletariat 185
2 Chartism: "Crown and Anchor" Petition 186
3 Louis Auguste Blanqui: The Man Who Makes the Soup Should Get to Eat It 191
4 Pierre Joseph Proudhon: What Is Property? 199
5 Louis Blanc: The Organization of Labor 230
Ch. V Early German Socialism 238
2 Johann Gottlieb Fichte: The Closed Commercial State 239
3 Moses Hess: The Philosophy of the Act 245
Ch. VI Marx and Engels 276
2 Economic and Philosophical Manuscripts of 1844 280
3 Theses on Feuerbach 292
4 To J. Weydemeyer (March 5, 1852) 295
5 Preface to the Critique of Political Economy 295
6 Inaugural Address of the Workingmen's International Association 300
7 To L. Kugelmann (October 9, 1866) 305
8 Engels's Explanation of Capital 306
9 To F. Bolte (November 23, 1871) 314
10 Engels: Socialism: Utopian and Scientific 317
11 Engels: To F. Mehring (July 14, 1893) 324
Ch. VII Anarchism 328
2 Michael Bakunin: To the International Workingmen's Association of Locle and Chaux-de-Fonds 330
3 Peter Kropotkin: Mutual Aid 344
4 Syndicalism: Georges Sorel: Reflections on Violence 353
5 Guild Socialism: G. D. H. Cole: Guild Socialism Restated 364
Ch. VIII Revisionism 375
2 Ferdinand Lassalle: The Workers' Program 377
3 Fabian Socialism: Sidney Webb: English Progress toward Social Democracy 389
4 Jean Jaures: Idealism in History 403
5 Alexandre Millerand: Saint-Mande Program 415
6 Eduard Bernstein: Evolutionary Socialism 422
7 Karl Kautsky: The Road to Power 434
Ch. IX Bolshevism 446
2 Georgi Plekhanov: Socialism and the Political Struggle 448
3 Vladimir Lenin 457
a What Is to Be Done?
b State and Revolution
4 Karl Kautsky: Dictatorship of the Proletariat 480
5 Leon Trotsky: The New Course 489
6 Joseph Stalin 497
a The Foundations of Leninism
b On the Problems of Leninism
Ch. X Contemporary Socialism: Two View 511
2 Antonio Gramsci 512
a Marxism and Modern Culture
b The Modern Prince
3 C. A. R. Crosland: The Future of Socialism 526
Ch. XI Newer Currents in Socialist Thought 542
2 Andre Gorz 544
a Farewell to the Working Class
b Ecology as Politics
3 Zillah Eisenstein 565
a Developing a Theory of Capitalist Patriarchy and Socialist Feminism
4 Cornel West 583
a Prophesy Deliverance! An Afro-American Revolutionary Christianity
5 Samir Amin 604
a The Future of Socialism
Bibliography 617
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