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Why not socialism?

Author: G A Cohen
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2009.
Series: Book collections on Project MUSE.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Is socialism desirable? Is it even possible? In this concise book, one of the world's leading political philosophers presents with clarity and wit a compelling moral case for socialism and argues that the obstacles in its way are exaggerated. There are times, G.A. Cohen notes, when we all behave like socialists. On a camping trip, for example, campers wouldn't dream of charging each other to use a soccer ball or for  Read more...

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Cohen, G.A. (Gerald Allan), 1941-2009.
Why not socialism?
Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2009
(DLC) 2009007472
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: G A Cohen
ISBN: 9781400830633 140083063X 9786612569371 6612569379
OCLC Number: 642206029
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (83 pages)
Contents: The camping trip --
The principles realized on the camping trip --
Is the ideal desirable? --
Is the ideal feasible? : are the obstacles to it human selfishness or poor social technology? --
Series Title: Book collections on Project MUSE.
Responsibility: G.A. Cohen.
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