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Hardcover, 599 pages
Published September 1st 1986 by Yale University Press (first published January 1st 1970)
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Steve Hart
Oct 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
so much good stuff here, i wish this was still in print. The Oscar Wilde, Kolakowski, and Evan Durbin were particular standouts.
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At this writing, the USA has been worked up into a lather for a year, from the lead-up to the national elections of 2008 and continuing in the first days of the Obama Administration, over an alleged slide into "socialism."

Usually, the word is used as a simple epithet or bugaboo, with little or no reference to any meaningful definition of socialism. So what is socialism? As the United States was gearing up to elect Barack Obama as its 44th President, I found this edition in one of my favorite use
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if you want to know how collectivists think, this will help.
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Some essays didn't seem quite that "essential".
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Irving Howe was an American literary and social critic and a prominent figure of the Democratic Socialists of America.