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Why Not Socialism?

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Description for Why Not Socialism? Hardback. Is socialism desirable? Is it even possible? This book presents a moral case for socialism and argues that the obstacles in its way are exaggerated. Num Pages: 96 pages. BIC Classification: HPQ; HPS; JPFF. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 161 x 109 x 14. Weight in Grams: 128.
Is socialism desirable? Is it even possible? In this concise book, one of the world's leading political philosophers presents with clarity and wit a compelling moral case for socialism and argues that the obstacles in its way are exaggerated. There are times, G. A. Cohen notes, when we all behave like socialists. On a camping trip, for example, campers wouldn't dream of charging each other to use a soccer ball or for fish that they happened to catch. Campers do not give merely to get, but relate to each other in a spirit of equality and community. Would such socialist ... Read more

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About G. A. Cohen
G. A. Cohen (1941-2009) was emeritus fellow of All Souls College, University of Oxford. His books include "Karl Marx's Theory of History: A Defence" (Princeton), "If You're an Egalitarian, How Come You're So Rich?", and "Rescuing Justice and Equality".

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"Characteristically lucid, engaging and gently humorous... Cohen says things that need to be said, often better than anyone else; and his last book is especially effective as an argument against the obstacles to socialism typically ascribed to human selfishness. His style of argument is very accessible, and it is certainly a more attractive mode of persuasion than dreary analyses of ... Read more

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