Talk:Socialism

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Marxist/marxist[edit]

Should Marxist be capitalized? The capitalization is not consistent, so it should be changed to be one way or the other. Unless there's some pattern that I'm not seeing... Jwood (leave me a message) See what I'm up to 20:15, 13 August 2014 (UTC)

In English, it should always be capitalized, and in Spanish not. Zozs (talk) 22:16, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

There is a misinterpretation about Trotskyists:[edit]

Near the middle of the article it states "Marxism–Leninism was the official ideology of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union and of the Communist International (1919–43) and later it became the main guiding ideology for Trotskyists, Maoists, and Stalinists." However earlier it states "Trotskyists argued that the Comintern or Third International had become irretrievably "lost to Stalinism" and thus incapable of leading the international working class to political power." And in the article on Trotskyism it states "Trotskyists are critical of Marxism-Leninism, as they oppose the idea of Socialism in One Country." While in the article on Marxism-Leninism it states "[...] the struggle against Marxism–Leninism was led by the Left Opposition (with Trotsky as de facto leader)". Therefore Trotskyism is not Marxism-Leninism. Trotskyism is Bolshevik-Leninism and Trotsky himself was an Orthodox Marxist. I personally can't edit the article, but shouldn't it be edited now to remove the reference saying Trotskyists are Marxist-Leninists? So it should now say "Marxism–Leninism was the official ideology of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union and of the Communist International (1919–43) and later it became the main guiding ideology for Maoists and Stalinists." ? — Preceding unsigned comment added by TrollKaiser177 (talkcontribs) 20:55, 5 September 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 7 September 2014[edit]

"characterized" is misspelled in the first sentence 64.25.221.232 (talk) 23:48, 7 September 2014 (UTC)

Red information icon with gradient background.svg Not done: seems a difference between british and american english. not sure which this article is predominantly written in but not a misspelling Cannolis (talk) 01:30, 8 September 2014 (UTC)

Loss free division is no diminution[edit]

And the point was to make the entire content of the article more visible/accessible and add the two illustrations. But not going to argue the point, have put more than enough into back and some of the front matter on this article. Lycurgus (talk) 05:02, 8 September 2014 (UTC)