utopian socialism


Definition of utopian socialism

: socialism based on a belief that social ownership of the means of production can be achieved by voluntary and peaceful surrender of their holdings by propertied groups

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utopian socialist noun

Examples of utopian socialism in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In this climate of relativism and revisionism, where the most outlandish theories are a Google search away, both Marxism and utopian socialism seem credible. Matthew Continetti, National Review, "The Fight against Socialism Isn’t Over," 14 Mar. 2020 Free Love was a robust, national, often middle-class phenomenon that emerged from utopian socialism, early feminism and the deep American tradition of resistance to government. Michael Bronski, Time, "The Radical Woman Whose 19th Century Ideas Still Undergird the LGBTQ-Rights Movement," 25 June 2019

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First Known Use of utopian socialism

1849, in the meaning defined above

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“Utopian socialism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/utopian%20socialism. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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