Marxism, one of the few philosophies that turned into an effective movement, not so long ago was the official ideology in one form or another of much of humanity. It was promulgated initially by the Soviet Union, then imposed on much of Central and Eastern Europe, later emerged in the People's Republic of China, and gradually spread to other parts of Asia and even bits of Africa and Latin America. Although declining in its initial popularity, it still remains strong in several countries and is supported by numerous communist and other parties and countless individuals around the world. The A to Z of Marxism covers the history of Marxism and all its thinkers and schools of thought in a comprehensive manner. This is done, through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-reference dictionary entries on basic terms and concepts, significant thinkers and doers, and also the parties and countries that followed it.
About the Author
David Walker is lecturer in politics at the University of Newcastle. He has taught political theory with an emphasis on socialism and Marxism, and has written on, among other things, Marx, Methodology, and Science. Daniel Gray is currently working for the National Library of Scotland. He has written on the Welsh socialist pioneer Robert Owen and on German intervention in the Spanish civil war.