scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 1,522
Throughout the history of the modern world man has sought out the perfect government An invincible system of order And in our search for this ideal system the idea of holding property in common has been a reoccurring thought From early Christian communities to modern Marxist states socialism and more specifically communism has had an important role in the development of this ideal system After the Great French Revolution of 1789-1794 the roots of modern-day communism can be clearly seen In 1795 Gracchus Babeuf wrote the Plebeians Manifesto which stated for full social and economical equality to establish a common administration to suppress individual property to attach each man to the employment or occupation with which he is acquainted to oblige him to place the fruits of his labor in kind into a common store and to establish a simple administration for food supplies which will take note of all individuals and all provisions and will have the latter divided according to the most scrupulous equality - Plebeians Manifesto1 Because of this and other acts considered to be threatening to the Directory Babeuf was executed in May of 1797 Babeuf was not forgotten though others followed in his footsteps Another 19th century French reformer Charles Fourier shared many of Babeufs ideas but where Babeuf favored immediate political change Fourier was for longer-term social reform The Comte de Saint-Simon another political thinker of that time was similar to Fourier in many respects although he valued a mixed society of capitalist thinkers and socialist workers which he believed would triumph in future French communities Meanwhile in England Robert Owen a Welsh industrialist was developing his own brand of Socialism Unlike many philosophers of his time Owen based his ideas on experience rather than speculation He managed a factory and realized that labor was the essential factor of production He looked to the workers rather than government for solutions to economic problems He proposed cooperative
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA