The term ‘socialism’ is becoming more and more mainstream. As people grow increasingly disillusioned by capitalism and seek alternatives to it, political figures like Bernie Sanders and Jeremy Corbyn have helped to propel the ideology into popular conscience. Support is especially high amongst younger generations with the majority of Brits under 60 favouring socialism and 70% of American Millennials saying they prefer socialist candidates. But things haven’t always been this way. The idea of socialism has existed for centuries and for much of that existence it has faced heavy criticism. So what has changed? Is it our collective consciousness or has the meaning of the word evolved?
We're taking a deep dive into this. Asking what does socialism really mean? What might it look and feel like? How might we get there? And, most importantly, does it present a real alternative to Capitalism?
Learn - what is Socialism? (3 mins 10 secs)
Discuss - Azar Majedi, find them on Wikipedia/ Facebook/ Instagram/ Twitter/ YouTube (9 mins 15 secs)
Share - what can we all do? (49 mins)
Things we mentioned: There are lots of Free versions of the Communist Manifesto available online, here are just a few different options PDF 1 (Free), PDF 2 (Free), PDF 3 (Free), Kindle (Free) If you would like a physical copy, the cheapest we’ve found (at the time of publishing) is at WHSmith (£1.25) and there are lots of copies available on ethical book websites World Books and E Books.
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