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  State socialism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
State socialism, broadly speaking, is any variety of socialism which relies on ownership of the means of production by the state.
State socialism is often referred to simply as "socialism"; the attributive "state" is usually added only by socialists with a different vision, wishing to criticise state socialism.
Of course, the state did not, in fact, wither away in the 20th century's Communist states.
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State control and even state ownership are not necessarily Socialism: they become so only when they result in or tend towards the prohibition of private ownership not only of "natural monopolies", but also of all the sources of wealth.
Socialism, of itself and by itself, can do nothing to diminish or discipline the immediate and materialistic lust of men, because Socialism is itself the most exaggerated and universalized expression of this lust yet known to history.
The State was never meant to appropriate to itself the main parental duties, it was rather meant to provide the parents, especially poor parents, with a wider, freer, healthier family sphere in which to be properly parental.
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 socialism. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Because of the collective nature of socialism, it is to be contrasted to the doctrine of the sanctity of private property that characterizes capitalism.
In a broader sense, the term socialism is often used loosely to describe economic theories ranging from those that hold that only certain public utilities and natural resources should be owned by the state to those holding that the state should assume responsibility for all economic planning and direction.
In the United States, the ideological issue led to a split in the Socialist Labor party, founded in 1876 under strong German influence, and the formation (1901) of the revisionist Socialist party, which soon became the largest socialist group.
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 Socialism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Socialism is an ideology with the core belief that a society should exist in which 'popular' "collectives" control the means of power, and therefore the means of production.
Many non-socialists use the expression "socialist economy" (or "socialization" of a sector of the economy) almost exclusively to refer to centralized control under government aegis: for example, consider the use of the term "socialized medicine" in the US by opponents of single-payer health care.
According to Engels, the state was destined to eventually "wither away", as the representative democracy of socialism slowly turned into the direct democracy of communism, and economic life would be re-organised on a basis of freedom and equality.
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 Mises, Socialism, Part II, Chapters 12-16: Library of Economics and Liberty
State Socialism, therefore, is not distinguished by the fact that the State is the pivot of the communal organization, since Socialism is quite inconceivable otherwise.
State Socialism and Christian Socialism are so entangled that it is difficult to draw any clear line between them, or to say of individual socialists whether they belong to the one or the other.
The Socialism of the planned economy is distinguished from the State Socialism of the Prussian State under the Hohenzollerns chiefly by the fact that the privileged position in business control and in the distribution of income, which the latter allotted to the Junkers and the bureaucrats, is here assigned to the ci-devant entrepreneur.
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 State Socialism -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
State Socialism is a variation of (An economic system based on state ownership of capital) Socialism, which is confined to the nationalization of the (Click link for more info and facts about means of production) means of production.
State Socialism is often merely named "Socialism"; the attribute " (The way something is with respect to its main attributes) state" is usually used only by socialists who want to critisize State Socialism.
Historically speaking, (German statesman under whose leadership Germany was united (1815-1898)) Otto von Bismarck's Social Policy was frequently branded "state socialistic" by (A person who favors a political philosophy of progress and reform and the protection of civil liberties) Liberals.
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 Benjamin Tucker - State Socialism and Anarchism
Socialism, on the contrary, extends its function to the description of society as it should be, and the discovery of the means of making it what it should be.
First, then, State Socialism, which may be described as the doctrine that all the affairs of men should be managed by the government, regardless of individual choice.
The claim of the State Socialists, however, that this right would not be exercised in matters pertaining to the individual in the more intimate and private relations of his life is not borne out by the history of governments.
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The second is that emphasized by the proponents of socialism: a tradition of believing that human beings can indeed cooperate to jointly determine their collective future in ways far superior to that possible under the regime of capitalist exploitation and the markets that have always been associated with it.
Their analysis of the possibilities of socialism, based upon an analysis of the antagonistic class forces of capitalism, came some years after their earliest socialist forerunners and was developed within the context of a more mature capitalist development.
The openness to social, cultural and ethnic diversity that was at least implicit in Marx's notion of the transcendence of labor value by an indeterminate free time, has been both ignored and contradicted by the very concept of a specific socialist project as well as by the attempts to implement it.
www.eco.utexas.edu /facstaff/Cleaver/socialismessay.html   (6729 words)

 Revolution Betrayed: Chapter 3   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The social demand for a bureaucracy arise in all those situations where sharp antagonisms need to be "softened", "adjusted", "regulated” (always in the interests of the privileged, the possessors, and always to the advantage of the bureaucracy itself).
A socialized state even in America, on the basis of the most advanced capitalism, could not immediately provide everyone with as much as he needs, and would therefore be compelled to spur everyone to produce as much as possible.
Insofar as the state which assumes the task of socialist transformation is compelled to defend inequality—that is, the material privileges of a minority—by methods of compulsion, insofar does it also remain a "bourgeois" state, even though without a bourgeoisie.
www.marxists.org /archive/trotsky/works/1936-rev/ch03.htm   (4642 words)

or this reason, the “state”, in its eternal wisdom and protectiveness toward its loyal subjects, feels obliged to create a safety-net for those who cannot meet the demands or the pace of the global marketplace.
Socialism is simply a political device of the “state” contrived to enforce and maintain, if not idealistic loyalties, then at the very least, economic dependency and subjugation to itself.
he state will, no doubt, foster an increase in corporate socialism in effort to create a safety-net for these foundering skeletons from the past, but gradually their infrastructure will disintegrate.
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 Anarchism and the left
Social democrats for instance work only through the current state, while Leninists will try and seize control of the state and transform it into a force for socialism.
To a large extent the debate between Marxism and Anarchism laid out the way socialism was to later develop, particularly around the approach of Marx to the state.
Much of this debate occurred within the 1st international where the war of words was just a prelude to the bloody crushing of the anarchists in the early years of the Russian revolution.
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 Hal Draper: The Two Souls of Socialism (Chap.5)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The state, Lassalle told the workers, is something “that will achieve for each one of us what none of us could achieve for himself.” Marx taught the exact opposite: that the working class had to achieve its emancipation itself, and abolish the existing state in the course.
The aim was to convince Bismarck to hand down concessions – particularly universal suffrage, on which basis a parliamentary movement under Lassalle could become a mass ally of the Bismarckian state in a coalition against the liberal bourgeoisie.
Socialism must involve planning, but “total planning” does not equal socialism just as any fool can be a professor but not every professor need be a fool.
www.marxists.org /archive/draper/1966/twosouls/5-lassalle.htm   (710 words)

 CLINTON'S ROGUES GALLERY:   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
It was the Republican response to the State of the Union that demonstrated the presence of the socialist mindset.........
For socialism is still alive and well in Russia, throughout the old Soviet Empire, on all seven continents, on the isles of the sea, at the UN, in its regional arrangements, and as Khrushchev predicted, in the United States.
For socialism is still alive and well in Russia, throughout the old Soviet Empire, on all seven continents, on the isles of the sea, at the UN, in its regional arrangements, and as Kruschev predicted, in the United States.
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Communism was a political movement: rule by a one-party state which seized power from the bourgeois or capitalist class, and governed in the interests of the working class.
As dependent as the workers were on the state, the state was dependent on them.
State socialism was a system with its own internal predisposition to collapse
www.colorado.edu /geography/courses/geog_1982s02/0225   (360 words)

 Amazon.com: Servile State: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In the collectivist state, private property would be abolished and a group of managers would control all property for the proletariat in trust.
Since the state is an older institution than the capitalist owners, it has been considered possible that the state can "buy out" the capitalists.
Given the direction the welfare state has taken contrary to liberty and towards further regulation, these cogent writings of Belloc from near the beginning of this last century serve as an important warning and prophecy for the future.
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Bakunin went Proudhon's "liberal" anarchism by advocating immediate insurrection and the violent overthrow of the state.
Initially advocated the marriage of the French Liberal tradition with the Catholic church, emphasizing freedom of consciousness, worship, speech and the press, abolition of the death penalty and the separation of Church and State.
A deep pessimist of the social impact of the industrial revolution, Le Play advocated legal and social reforms that would encourage a "family-like" relationship between capital and labor on the factory floor.
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 Section H - Why do anarchists oppose state socialism?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
H.2.4 Do anarchists think "the state is the main enemy" rather than just "one aspect" of class society?
H.3 What are the myths of state socialism?
H.3.9 Is the state simply an agent of economic power?
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 Encyclopedia: State socialism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Updated 268 days 8 hours 15 minutes ago.
(however, in modern political terminology, "democratic socialism" and "social democracy" are often used interchangeably)
See also: new class, state capitalism, bureaucratic collectivism, coordinatorism,degenerated workers state and deformed workers state.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/State-socialism   (377 words)

 Amazon.ca: Books: The Velvet Prison: Artists Under State Socialism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
His A Worker in a Worker's State (LJ 7/78) dealt with the plight of the average worker; this new study considers the consequences of being a creative person in a suppressive state.
Haraszti's theme is state control of culture and the "culture of censorship" that results.
He details the subtle methods by which art and criticism are co-opted and the artist supports the system through self-censorship.
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 WHAT WAS SOCIALISM, AND WHAT COMES NEXT   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
But the planned economy didn't work in practice.
Shortages in Poland very acute, system is verging on collapse in late 1970's.
The collapse of socialism was a complex blend of factors, but the most important ones happened INSIDE Eastern Europe.
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 Table of Contents 1996   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Lexikon des DDR-Sozialismus: das Staats- und Gesellschaftssystem der Deutschen Demokratischen Republik [Dictionary of Socialism: State and Society in the German Democratic Republic]
Historical Dictionary of States: States and State-Like Communities From Their Origins to the Present
Historisches Lexikon der deutschen Länder : die deutschen Territorien und reichsunmittelbaren Geschlechter vom Mittelalter bis zur Gegenwart [Historical Encyclopedia of German States: The German Territories and Imperial Lineages from the Middle Ages to the Present]
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