He was, after all, writing before the collapse of communism and the opening of the archives of various intelligence agencies.
The mirror-image systems of communism and fascism promised to solve problems quickly through command and control.
Stack excoriates the IRS but gives a favorable nod to communism, as if the latter's tax rates were somehow more manageable.
That doctrine committed the United States to military alliances like NATO and aimed to stop the spread of communism.
After the collapse of communism, what is the utopian instinct amongst intellectuals and writers now?
Much, no doubt, could be done even by what is now called communism, but what in earlier days was called Christianity.
It is a race as to whether this peninsula will be captured by communism or capitalism.
communism, Socialism abolish private property and push us back into Collectivism.
They are capable of fighting their own war, if war is necessary to protect them from communism.
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.)