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No Ordinary Socialist

Chile's recent election of President Ricardo Lagos by Beth Rowen Ricardo Lagos and his wife, Luisa Duran following his election to President of Chile. Related Links ChileSocialismSalvador…

socialist realism

(Encyclopedia) socialist realism, Soviet artistic and literary doctrine. The role of literature and art in Soviet society was redefined in 1932 when the newly created Union of Soviet Writers…

Socialist parties

(Encyclopedia) Socialist parties in European history, political organizations formed in European countries to achieve the goals of socialism. General History In the late 19th cent. the gradual…

Socialist party

(Encyclopedia) Socialist party, in U.S. history, political party formed to promote public control of the means of production and distribution. In 1898 the Social Democratic party was formed by a…

Laidler, Harry Wellington

(Encyclopedia) Laidler, Harry Wellington ld´lr, 1884–1970, American economist and Socialist leader, b. Brooklyn, N.Y., grad. Wesleyan Univ., 1907, Brooklyn Law School, 1910, Ph.D. Columbia, 1914. A…

De Leon, Daniel

(Encyclopedia) De Leon, Daniel d l´n, 1852–1914, American socialist leader. Born on the island of Curaçao of Spanish-American parents, he was educated in Germany and the Netherlands before going (…

Adler, Viktor

(Encyclopedia) Adler, Viktor vk´tôr äd´lr, 1852–1918, Austrian socialist politician and journalist, founder and leader of the Austrian Social Democratic party. Initially a German nationalist, he…

Bax, Ernest Belfort

(Encyclopedia) Bax, Ernest Belfort, 1854–1926, English socialist philosopher. He studied music and philosophy in Germany. In England, influenced by Marxist and other radical thought, he became active…

Socialist Labor party

(Encyclopedia) Socialist Labor party, in the United States, begun in 1877 by New York City socialists. Its membership came largely from German-American workingmen. During the 1880s a national…

Craxi, Bettino

(Encyclopedia) Craxi, Bettino bt´n kr´ks, 1934–99, Italian political leader. Craxi joined the Italian Socialist party in 1957, eventually becoming deputy secretary (1970) and general secretary (…