What are modern socialist values

The essence of socialism and its main directions

Capitalism and Socialism pp 199-303 | Cite as


The parties that call themselves socialist have today become the carriers of so many and so varied endeavors that some have already given up on it, indeed declared it impossible at all, to define the conceptual essence of socialism. So writes J. Feig1): ≫There can and must not be a fixed definition of 'socialism' like that of the term 'enterprise'; for socialism is a historical category, subject to changing temporal relationships in its design

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