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[New Entry by Pablo Gilabert and Martin O'Neill on July 15, 2019.] Socialism is a rich tradition of political thought and practice, the history of which contains a vast number of views and theories, often differing in many of their conceptual, empirical, and normative commitments. In his 1924 Dictionary of Socialism, Angelo Rappoport canvassed no fewer than forty definitions of socialism, telling his readers in the book's preface that "there are many mansions in the House of Socialism" (Rappoport 1924: v, 34 - 41). To take even a relatively restricted subset of socialist...

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