Examples from the Web for socialism
These, he insisted, were harbingers of the twin plagues of socialism and secular humanism.
“Welfarism,” as Goldwater constantly called welfare, was the path to socialism.
Far from doing any of that, of course, Cochran voted against Obamacare and called it socialism just like the rest of them did.
U.S. Rep. Jim Bridenstine of Oklahoma has compared Common Core standards to socialism.The Wingnut War On Common Core Is A Plot To Destroy Public Schools|Caitlin Dickson|May 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
No one will be more infuriated by the comparison to socialism than the conservative-leaning members of the military.
The uniform equality, imputed to Socialism, is like so many other imputations, sheer nonsense.Woman and Socialism|August Bebel
Socialism was talked about in the reviews: some of us knew that an obscure Socialist movement was stirring into life in London.The History of the Fabian Society|Edward R. Pease
Socialism is an intellectual Proteus, but to the men of my generation it came as the revolt of the workers.The New Machiavelli|Herbert George Wells
Here is paternalism and socialism and John Lawism all combined.Principles of Political Economy|Arthur Latham Perry
Socialism does not propose to abolish property or distribute wealth.Twentieth Century Socialism|Edmond Kelly
British Dictionary definitions for socialism
Word Origin and History for socialism
1837, from French socialisme (1832) or formed in English (based on socialist) from social (adj.) + -ism. Perhaps first in reference to Robert Owen's communes. "Pierre Leroux (1797-1871), idealistic social reformer and Saint-Simonian publicist, expressly claims to be the originator of the word socialisme" [Klein, also see OED discussion]. The word begins to be used in French in the modern sense c.1835.
Culture definitions for socialism
An economic system in which the production and distribution of goods are controlled substantially by the government rather than by private enterprise, and in which cooperation rather than competition guides economic activity. There are many varieties of socialism. Some socialists tolerate capitalism, as long as the government maintains the dominant influence over the economy; others insist on an abolition of private enterprise. All communists are socialists, but not all socialists are communists.