After all, the interventions in Guatemala and other places were carried out for a noble cause—stopping the spread of communism.
After World War II, anxiety turned more toward the Cold War threat of communism.
For the anti-Semite, both capitalism and communism are Jewish plots.
Keynes well understood the attractions of communism to the affluent young.
The absence of those rights, she said in her speech, is an abuse of power and principle equal to slavery or communism.
Much, no doubt, could be done even by what is now called communism, but what in earlier days was called Christianity.
An early form of communism with a sort of military-priesthood at the top.
communism, Socialism abolish private property and push us back into Collectivism.
communism possesses a language which every people can understand.
I hasten to say, that if Protection can be and ought to be likened to communism, it is not that which I am about to attack.
"social system based on collective ownership," 1843, from French communisme (c.1840) from commun (Old French comun; see common (adj.)) + -isme (see -ism). Originally a theory of society; as name of a political system, 1850, a translation of German Kommunismus (itself from French), in Marx and Engels' "Manifesto of the Communist Party." Cf. communist. In some cases in early and mid-20c., a term of abuse implying anti-social criminality without regard to political theory.
Each [i.e. socialism, communism, anarchism] stands for a state of things, or a striving after it, that differs much from that which we know; & for many of us, especially those who are comfortably at home in the world as it is, they have consequently come to be the positive, comparative, & superlative, distinguished not in kind but in degree only, of the terms of abuse applicable to those who would disturb our peace. [Fowler]
An economic and social system envisioned by the nineteenth-century German scholar Karl Marx. In theory, under communism, all means of production are owned in common, rather than by individuals (see Marxism and Marxism-Leninism). In practice, a single authoritarian party controls both the political and economic systems. In the twentieth century, communism was associated with the economic and political systems of China and the Soviet Union and of the satellites of the Soviet Union. (Compare capitalism and socialism.)