Every Political Ideology Explained in 8 Minutes

From the guy who brought you 51 Pro­pa­gan­da Tech­niques Explained in 11 Min­utes comes this: Every Polit­i­cal Ide­ol­o­gy Explained in 8 Min­utes. You get the usu­al suspects–conservatism, lib­er­al­ism, social­ism, com­mu­nism and fas­cism. And then some less fre­quent­ly encoun­tered ide­olo­gies: tran­shu­man­ism, syn­di­cal­ism, and com­mu­ni­tar­i­an­ism. By the end, he cov­ers 23 dif­fer­ent belief sys­tems that orga­nize our polit­i­cal and eco­nom­ic lives. The video is brief, nec­es­sar­i­ly super­fi­cial. But it’s a place to start. To take a deep­er dive, you can explore Andrew Hey­wood’s book, Polit­i­cal Ide­olo­gies: An Intro­duc­tion.

Relat­ed Con­tent

Umber­to Eco Makes a List of the 14 Com­mon Fea­tures of Fas­cism

Intro­duc­tion to Polit­i­cal Phi­los­o­phy: A Free Online Course from Yale Uni­ver­si­ty

How to Spot a Com­mu­nist by Using Lit­er­ary Crit­i­cism: A 1955 Man­u­al from the U.S. Mil­i­tary



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  • DerPerfesser says:

    Inter­est­ing arti­cle. But cap­i­tal­ism is NOT an ide­al­o­gy, which sug­gest a sim­ple and mal­leable belief sys­tem (with an empha­sis on belief, not fact). It is instead an eco­nom­ic sys­tem based on eter­nal truths like the appli­ca­tion of self inter­est in fos­ter­ing mate­r­i­al and social advance­ment. Read­ers should go read about Adam Smith’s 18th cen­tu­ry work called “The Wealth of Nations”.

  • Ken says:

    I don’t know which one is the “wrongest” in this list. I did­n’t see one which was right. It seems to like mix­ing pure pol­i­tics with eco­nom­ics and soci­ol­o­gy to cre­ate a mish­mash of fun­ny false­hoods.

    If you’re seek­ing def­i­n­i­tions for some of these groups, this is NOT the right vehi­cle for you if you pre­fer truth.

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