Understanding Socialism Chapter 1 | Why Socialism Is Taboo In America | Professor Richard Wolff

In this episode of Run It Back, we continue reading Professor Richard Wolff’s Understanding Socialism, and explore the history of and modern context of why socialism became taboo in America.

Understanding Socialism, Chapter 1, A Brief History: How Socialism Got to its Here and Now, by Professor Richard Wolff.

In this chapter, Richard Wolff discusses:

  • equality as central to socialism
  • development of socialist literature
  • defining exploitation
  • How to achieve socialism
  • How to implement socialism
  • revolution vs evolution
  • Soviet Revolution of 1917
  • Cold War politics
  • communism vs socialism
  • colonialism
  • neoliberalism
  • 2008 financial crash

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