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Easy to understand books on explaining: conservatism, liberalism, socialism etc?

Easy to understand books on explaining: conservatism, liberalism, socialism etc? Topic: Essay help forum
July 17, 2019 / By Alonzo
Question: I want to know more about what it means to be a conservative, liberal, pro capitalism etc. but the books on hand are too complicated for me to understand as I am still a young teenager so I do not know about a lot of the people in the book or know about the history used to explain why something does (not) work. My older brother says that I won't learn anything about things like socialism in school anyway because he went to the same school as me and when I ask him to explain capitalism, liberalism etc. , instead of giving me a definition I can understand he just gives me his subjective summary of it so in the end I am really none the wiser. So If you know any good books that I should get or maybe even an internet forum that might help explain please tell me. Thank You Please, the most non-biased books!
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Tess Tess | 5 days ago
For conservatism try "The Reactionary Mind" by Corey Robin. For liberalism try "The Decline of American Liberalism" by Arthur A. EKirch Jr. I have also included some short essays in sources. Hope this helps.
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Tess Originally Answered: What is socialism and how does socialism work?
The GOP too often confuses socialism (government-run or "public-owned") with Communism, so you might want to use an unabridged dictionary for definitions of each if this is for a class paper. The United States has always been a yin-yang balance between socialism and capitalism, and functions best in terms of prosperity when this balance is preserved. Too much socialism without the offset of competitive capitalism can promote stagnation; too much capitalism without being reined in by socialism sparks bottomless-pit GREED. Samples of socialism in the U.S. include, but are not limited to the following: our military, the courts, public libraries, national parks, the VA medical system, police and firefighters, Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, our highways and roadways, bridges and tunnels, the FDA, OSHA, the EPA, our public schools and colleges, and so on. If you question the wisdom of having these agencies or programs be government-managed, then remember back when a Tennessee fire department that had been "privatized" (the town's residents had to pay a FEE for services) allowed a man's home and all his belongings BURN TO THE GROUND because he had failed to pay a $15 fee! Also recall the Republicans' DEREGULATED (removal of all "socialist" consumer protections, government regulations, consumer protections) housing and credit markets' COLLAPSE that has now caused MILLIONS of American homeowners to LOSE THEIR HOMES and then the capitalistic FINANCIAL SYSTEM MELTDOWN that wreaked havoc upon our own economy, but also upon European nations as well. Had there been some socialist REGULATIONS (OVERSIGHT) left in place, these private-sector COLLAPSES and MELTDOWN would have been averted.

Rosalind Rosalind
Start with the beginning. Read about the like of John Locke, Adam Smith and Edmund Burke to learn about conservatism and other classic liberal thought. Read about Marx and Engels to learn about socialism and communism. Modern liberalism is, of course, more modern so reading the thought of Woodrow Wilson would suffice and on up to Lyndon Johnson and our current president, Obama.
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Morgana Morgana
Conservatism, Liberalism, and Socialism in Canada: An Interpretation G. Horowitz The Canadian Journal of Economics and Political Science / Revue canadienne d'Economique et de Science politique Vol. 32, No. 2 (May, 1966), pp. 143-171 (article consists of 29 pages) Published by: Blackwell Publishing on behalf of Canadian Economics Association Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/139794 http://www.jstor.org/pss/139794 Also bare in mind Jesus kicked out the Law makers, the Pharisees and the money exchangers. << Matthew 23:13 >> "Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You shut the kingdom of heaven in men's faces. You yourselves do not enter, nor will you let those enter who are trying to. Objectivism > that one can attain objective knowledge from perception through the process of concept formation and inductive logic, that the proper moral purpose of one's life is the pursuit of one's own happiness or rational self-interest??? Formatory thinking > a term for the mechanical aspect of the lower intellectual center. Pigeon holing, and thereafter returning mechanically to them as statements of truth. Black and white statements or strictly agreeing or disagreeing. Subjectivism > the doctrine that all knowledge is limited to experiences by the self, and that transcendent knowledge is impossible??? Moral Relativism > connected with a normative position about how we ought to think about or act towards those with whom we morally disagree. Meta-Ethics > addresses questions such as "What is goodness? Justifications for moral judgements are not universal". So perhaps humanity may not be universal!................NOT! Dominions ~ Sovereignty; control: "man's attempt to establish dominion over nature". = I am God!...............NOT!
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Livvy Livvy
For a good introduction to conservatism read "the way things ought to be" by Rush Limbaugh, for a primer on liberalism read virtually any newspaper
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Livvy Originally Answered: __________Reccommend any books to me? (13 year old girl) easy points please help me________?
When I was 12 or 13, I read Les Miserables by Victor Hugo for the first time. To this day, it's one of my favorite books ever. It has everything you're looking for (action, romance, and the French Revolution) and it's beautifully written. Make sure you get an unabridged edition. The size of it might be intimidating, but trust me, it's very much worth it. Don't read Twilight. If you're already looking at Austen, you're way too smart to settle for Stephanie Meyer.

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