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  • Michael Newman

Abstract

‘Socialist traditions’ explores the development of the theory of socialism, from its earliest years until the establishment of the Communist Party in Russia, and its split with the social democratic movements of the West. Three socialist theories of the nineteenth century — those of the utopians, anarchism, and Marxism — and the key figures associated with them are examined. The collaboration between Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels in particular represented the most significant theory in socialist history, giving rise to a number of social democracy movements in the pre-war years, and eventually the Russian Bolshevik Party.

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