This one, like all of the ones I have read, was well written, informative, interesting, and easy to read and understand.
Michael Newman has written an excellent introduction to socialism, especially the varieties of socialism expressed in the 20th and, so far, 21st centuries.
Now that I've read three books in the "very short introduction" series, it has been a pleasant surprise to see how formidable these book are.
Newman's very short introduction has the problem that many of these introductions have in that they must cover very complicated and lengthy terrain in a 100 or so pages. Read morePublished 6 months ago by C. D. Varn
This is a good, broad-brush, introduction to the topic. It acts as an orientation to the key developments and acts as a pointer to further reading.Published 8 months ago by Don MacLeod
An extraordinary travel by the socialist thought and its importance in the political doctrine and in the future development of an equal and just societyPublished 10 months ago by Rasbe
Succinctly explains the history, meaning and Achilles heel of socialism. Very good introductory book to explain where America is headed.Published on December 10, 2012 by RiverCat
Michael Newman has written an excellent introduction to socialism, especially the varieties of socialism expressed in the 20th and, so far, 21st centuries. Read morePublished on July 11, 2012 by Dana Garrett
I chose this book to read because I wanted to understand socialism better in order to update my honors thesis as to my subject's contributions to early socialist theory in the... Read morePublished on June 5, 2012 by Melissa McHugh
How can anyone write a book on Socialism without dealing with Mises' calculation debate?
The proof that Socialism had to fail came in 1922 when Ludwig von Mises wrote... Read more
This is a superb title, and I am left hoping and wondering whether all in the series are so well written! Read morePublished on February 8, 2011 by simon matthew
Unfortunately author's propaganda doesn't appeal to me at all. Many people nowadays try to change this nation into communist or socialism ( same role, just different name) not... Read morePublished on January 28, 2011 by hjon203