The Evolution of Socialist Strategies

hicks-ep-chart-56-evolution-of-socialist-strategies-200x283Or: “From Marx to the Neo-Rousseauians.”

The flowchart is from the end of Chapter 5 of my Explaining Postmodernism: Skepticism and Socialism from Rousseau to Foucault, summarizing the argument developed in that chapter.

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More excerpts are available at the Explaining Postmodernism page.

[This is an excerpt from Stephen Hicks’s Explaining Postmodernism: Skepticism and Socialism from Rousseau to Foucault (Scholargy Publishing, 2004, 2011). The full book is available in hardcover or e-book at See also the Explaining Postmodernism page.]

12 thoughts on “The Evolution of Socialist Strategies

  • June 18, 2017 at 5:11 pm

    I suppose I am too low on Maslow’s hierarchy to seek ideological certainty, and I have no interest in winning an argument over which method is best for collapsing the West.
    What I am interested in is understanding the mind of the collectivist, I believe collectivist are an existential threat to individuals. Why? Because they say so. Without understanding this cultural virus, there can be no vaccine or targeted cure. Indeed, I have spent countless hours attempting to persuade with reason, statists who apparently place no value in or truth, logic, integrity, character, or their reputation; only plausibly deniable destruction. They have been playing me for a fool.

    Thank you, Stephen Hicks, for being a rare non-collectivist source on this topic. Your efforts have resulted in me being more perceptive, and hopefully more effective.

  • June 18, 2017 at 11:45 pm

    Thank you, Kyzer. An important point, as you’re suggesting, I think, is that it’s not worth arguing or discussing with some people.

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