Examples from the Web for communism
When communism was a threat, it was construed as a communist plot.
He defied the atheism of communism and the empty religious practices of Putinism.Remembering the Russian Priest Who Fought the Orthodox Church|Cathy Young|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They were, if you believed the Soviet propaganda machine, a shining example of communism at work.Putin’s Hockey Pal Tells All: Slava Fetisov on ‘Red Army,’ Soviet Nostalgia, and What Drives Putin|Marlow Stern|October 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The utter lack of beds provides a vivid commentary on the extreme nature of Communism.The Secret Soviet Power Bunker—in Latvia, a Hiding Place for the Elite|Brandon Presser|September 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But, unlike some more militant libertarian thinkers, Ron Paul never dismissed the threat of communism during the Cold War.The Secret to Rand Paul’s Foreign Policy: His Father|W. James Antle III|September 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Our view is, that unity of life is the basis of Communism; and distinction of persons is the basis of Joint-stockism.
Besides words, Old Shep hoarded tobacco plugs in case the cause of communism ever collapsed.Here Lies|H.W. Guernsey
With a small crew well acclimated, we have doubled the cape, and are now upon a smooth sea, heading for the port of Communism.
Communism denies this right, since it masses together and centralizes all services in the hands of an arbitrary authority.Harmonies of Political Economy|Frdric Bastiat
That cry for communism is no new one in the history of mankind.The Altruist in Politics|Benjamin Cardozo
British Dictionary definitions for communism
Word Origin for communism
Word Origin and History for communism
"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]
Culture definitions for communism
An economic and social system envisioned by the nineteenth-century German scholar Karl Marx (see also 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.)