Anti communism

a theory or system of social organization based on the holding of all property in common, actual ownership being ascribed to the community as a whole or to the state.
(often initial capital letter) a system of social organization in which all economic and social activity is controlled by a totalitarian state dominated by a single and self-perpetuating political party.
(initial capital letter) the principles and practices of the .
advocacy of a cl-ssless society in which private ownership has been abolished and the means of production and subsistence belong to the community
any social, economic, or political movement or doctrine aimed at achieving such a society
(usually capital) a political movement based upon the writings of marx that considers history in terms of cl-ss conflict and revolutionary struggle, resulting eventually in the victory of the proletariat and the establishment of a socialist order based on public ownership of the means of production see also marxism, marxism-leninism, socialism
(usually capital) a social order or system of government established by a ruling communist party, esp in the former soviet union
(often capital) (mainly us) any leftist political activity or thought, esp when considered to be subversive
communal living; communalism

“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 -ssociated with the economic and political systems of china and the soviet union and of the satellites of the soviet union. (compare capitalism and socialism.)

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