Can anyone inform me about how socialism works economically - or if it does/has at all? I want to do a 30 minute seminar on Socialism for English; however, I'm not sure how to present the theory postively from an economic standpoint. Everyone knows capitalism because it has been taught to them since they were born, and, furthermore, the concept of capitalism is quite simple. Socialism, however, has more variations. Is there an Adam Smith, so to speak, of Socialist Economics. This project is not do for about two months, but we are going to a university library wednesday so I'd like to have some suggestions where to search. Socialist topics not associated with economics are also welcome. Ideas I have so far: Communism/Socialism Contrast Democratic Socialism and Social Democracy Revolution vs Evolution Modern Socialism vs Marxist Socialism Idealism vs Realistic Socialism Einstein's Socialist Views Leon Trotsky, Lenin, and Stalin (Soviets) Karl Marx Antonio Gramsci Civil Rights and Socialism Maoism, Tibet, Modern China Cuba - Fidel Castro Communist/Socialist Instability - the definition crisis. Human Nature - Malleable or Fixed. Atheism Some of these topics aren't going to be discusses as I would like to focus on socialism rather than communism; however, I must talk about communism consideirng that socialism and communism share heritage and ideological beliefs. Socialism in fictional literature would be good, if you know of any examples. Not sure where to post this - i can delete/repost or it can be moved if it needs to go elsewhere.