Basic Socialism: Why Socialism is Sexy Now

Why is everyone talking about socialism?In an age of political disillusionment, when all politicians seem to be carbon copies of one another, people are shunning the mainstream and looking for radical ideas. Socialism is one such idea. This book aims to explain why people are turning to socialism for answers in an increasingly turbulent world.But what do socialists actually believe?And what is the difference between a democratic socialist and a social democrat?This first book in the Basic Socialism series explores these questions, asks what sets socialism apart from other political ideas, and discusses how it should look to its roots to help shape a brighter future.We look at different strains of thought within socialism itself, consider why it lost its appeal, and reveal how this time-honoured progressive movement became popular again in the era of tech start-ups and Instagram.Socialism is sexy again. Here is why.