What is Communism? Q&A with Prof. Howie Baetjer

The core idea, I think, in communism is common ownership of the means of production. But communism has to do with common ownership of the means of production. Marx wasn’t too clear on what communism was and how it would work. He was very clear on what it wasn’t, and Continue Reading

24. The Collapse of Communism and Global Challenges

Prof: I guess what I’ll do today is talk a little bit about the fall of communism. It’s hard to believe, because all that happened, and now, next year it will be the twentieth anniversary of the fall of the Wall. You guys were not born yet, a few of Continue Reading

History of Solidarity | Wikipedia audio article

The history of Solidarity (Polish: Solidarność, pronounced [sɔliˈdarnɔɕt͡ɕ] (listen)), a Polish non-governmental trade union, began on August 14, 1980, at the Lenin Shipyards (now Gdańsk Shipyards) at its founding by Lech Wałęsa and others. In the early 1980s, it became the first independent labor union in a Soviet-bloc country. Solidarity Continue Reading

Eastern Bloc economies | Wikipedia audio article

The Eastern Bloc (also known as the Socialist Bloc, Communist Bloc and Soviet Bloc) was the group of Communist-controlled states stretching from Central and Eastern Europe to East and Southeast Asia largely controlled by the Soviet Union during the Cold War in opposition to the Western Bloc led by the Continue Reading

The Civil War Part 2: Crash Course US History #21

†CCUS 21 – The Civil War Part 2 Hi, I’m John Green; this is Crash Course U.S. history and today we return to…wait, what are we talking about today, Stan? Ah, the Civil War! I can tell because Lincoln’s here. But this week we’re not gonna talk about casualty counts Continue Reading

War & Expansion: Crash Course US History #17

Hi, I’m John Green, this is Crash Course U.S. history and today we’re going to discuss how the United States came to acquire two of its largest states, Texas and…there is another one. Mr. Green! Mr. Green! I believe the answer you’re looking for is Alaska. Oh me from the Continue Reading

Is China Becoming More Communist? | ‘President’ Xi Jinping and CCP Politics/Economy

Is China Becoming More Communist? Xi Jinping is pushing Marxism And all levels of Chinese society have to follow. Welcome back to China Uncensored. I’m Chris Chappell. Have you ever looked at yourself in the mirror and thought, “Am I really the best Communist I can be?” Trick question, the Continue Reading

What is COMMUNISM ALL ABOUT? – VisualPolitik EN

Many of you have asked us for a video explaining what communism is all about so… here you have it! If you have been following this channel, you know we’re not exactly on the communist side of the spectrum… But before having an opinion about something, it’s important to be Continue Reading

Почему Горбачёв – святой во Вьетнаме? FAQ #16

-Masha, tell me, is there really communism in Vietnam, as under Soviet power in the USSR? -Well, there are many Communists, yes. Even there is a religion where the saint is Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev. -Wait, wait. Holy and religion under communism is like? -Like so. So, why is Gorbachev, the Continue Reading

Was Karl Marx right? | The Economist

Karl Marx is often described as one of the greatest thinkers of the 19th century. His writings have inspired revolutions, and generated centuries of fierce debate. Born in Prussia, now Germany, in May 1818, Marx believed that capitalism, which was in its infancy at the time, had serious flaws. Marx Continue Reading