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    I think it might be helpful to compile a list of sources that serve as simple-to-understand introductions to political theories. Please post your suggestions and I'll try and keep up and compile them into the OP.

    General

    Richard Kimber's Political Science Resources

    Anarchism

    Anarchist FAQ
    Bryan Caplan's Anarchism FAQ

    Conservatism

    Ten Principles

    Liberalism

    Economic Theory of Classical Liberalism (Economics In One Lesson by Henry Hazlitt)
    Liberalism: In the Classical Tradition by Ludwig von Mises

    Marxism

    Youth for International Socialism - Marxism FAQ

    Socialism

    Envisioning Real Utopias
    Participatory Economics
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    A very good introduction to Marxism and Socialism as set out in an FAQ format:

    http://www.newyouth.com/content/view/129/63/
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    *Subscribes*
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    inb4 gremlins

    Overall description: Political Ideologies by Andrew Heywood
    Easy to read manifesto to Classical Liberalism: Liberalism by Ludwig von Mises
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    I was thinking more of online sources...
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    Liberalism can be read online. Just let me get the link...

    Economic Theory of Classical Liberalism (Economics In One Lesson by Henry Hazlitt)
    Liberalism: In the Classical Tradition by Ludwig von Mises
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    (Original post by Bagration)
    inb4 gremlins
    Bah.

    Anarchist FAQ. Real anarchism, that is. None of this anarcho-capitalist junk. It's pretty thorough and is basically what made me start to move towards Anarchism.

    Envisioning Real Utopias - online book about why socialists think capitalism is bad, how they want to change it, and different economic models they have proposed with analyseis of each.

    Participatory Economics - I've plugged it before, I'll plug it again. Best, most indepth look at a single libertarian socialist alternative to capitalism.
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    Ten Conservative Principles by Russell Kirk - One of the best summaries of conservatism I've seen.
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    Richard Kimber's Political Science Resources. There are a whole range of different links on here for Politics material, mainly links to websites and documents relating to political theory, international relations and poltical thought.
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    (Original post by Gremlins)
    Participatory Economics - I've plugged it before, I'll plug it again. Best, most indepth look at a single libertarian socialist alternative to capitalism.
    "Similarly, market competition for resources, revenues, and audience is nearly always a zero-sum game."

    I stopped reading here.
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    Might I ask that debate about the contents take place in another thread, leaving this one for the links
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    (Original post by DrunkHamster)
    "Similarly, market competition for resources, revenues, and audience is nearly always a zero-sum game."

    I stopped reading here.
    Meh. Markets overall may not be zero-sum, but some parts *are*. To use the 'audience' example, when the BBC puts Strictly Come Dancing on at the same time as ITV puts on X-Factor, the two are competing for an audience that's probably not going to get much bigger. Similarly, the number of people who like cheeseburgers is unlikely to grow much further, meaning that McDonald's loss is Burger King's game. As for resources, well, raw materials pretty much *are* zero sum - there's a finite amount and if you don't get them someone else will.
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    (Original post by UniOfLife)
    Might I ask that debate about the contents take place in another thread, leaving this one for the links
    Fair enough :p:

    As for some links, how about adding Bryan Caplan's Anarchism FAQ - I think it's a good counterbalance to the one Gremlins already posted.
 
 
 
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