1 George Orwell
Eric Arthur Blair (25 June 1903 – 21 January 1950), who used the pen name George Orwell, was an English novelist, essayist, journalist and critic. His work is marked by lucid prose, awareness of social injustice, opposition to totalitarianism, and outspoken support of democratic socialism.
Stop trying to steal him, right wingers, don't you know property is theft? Or was that by a communist... wait wasn't he a socialist and didn't he fight against fascists, the modern right?! And didn't he just criticize Stalin and not communism!
No he hated the fascist left!
Funny how right-wingers keep using his work to push their agenda against facebook - djpenquin999
He wrote classic books on the abuse of state governments, critics of capitalism and communism, poverty, etc. Orwell considered himself to be a democratic socialist, and even sympathized with the anarchists during the Spanish Civil War. - Alpha101
One of the best thinkers.-DarkBoi-X
2 Leo Tolstoy
Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy, usually referred to in English as Leo Tolstoy, was a Russian writer who is regarded as one of the greatest authors of all time.
Tolstoy was an anarchist and a pacifist. His philosophy was to treat everyone kindly, and to be peaceful. - Alpha101
3 Martin Luther King Jr.
Martin Luther King, Jr. was an American Baptist minister, activist, humanitarian, and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement.
He helped get equal footing for black families during the 60s. He also considered himself to be a democratic socialist. - Alpha101
He as a republican
A "democratic socialist" who was deeply involved with the Communist Party U.S.A., and whose Southern Christian Leadership Conference received illegal funding from Moscow.
4 Noam Chomsky
Avram Noam Chomsky is an American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, historian, political activist, and social critic.
Chomsky is one of the most popular political scientists in recent history. He considers himself to be a Libertarian Socialist. - Alpha101
5 Emma Goldman
Goldman was a famous anarchist and feminist. She fought for better working conditions, equality for both sexes, and less state involvement in the lives of the people. - Alpha101
6 John Steinbeck
John Ernst Steinbeck, Jr. was an American author of twenty-seven books, including sixteen novels, six non-fiction books, and five collections of short stories.
John Steinbeck's novels were usually about the struggles of ordinary people. Because of that, he showed sympathies towards socialists and communists, although he never came out and openly expressed his political views. - Alpha101
7 Kurt Vonnegut
His novels expressed concern for the rising abuse of the state, the unsettling rise of religous intolerance, the rise of ignorance, etc. He showed sympathies towards socialism and communism, although he admitted that he was not very political. - Alpha101
8 Aldous Huxley
Huxley was against tyranny, and supported democracy and individualism, and supported liberal causes. He was also critical of capitalism. - Alpha101
9 Albert Einstein
Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist who developed the theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics. His work is also known for its influence on the philosophy of science.
Einstein supported socialism, and promoted peace and tolerance. - Alpha101
10 Vladimir Lenin
Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, better known by the alias Lenin, was a Russian communist revolutionary, politician, and political theorist.
11 Rosa Luxemburg
12 Karl Marx
Karl Marx was a German philosopher, economist, historian, political theorist, sociologist, journalist and revolutionary socialist. Born in Trier to a middle-class family, Marx studied law and Hegelian philosophy.
The pioneer of modern socio-economic ideologies, author of Das Kapital and the Communist Manifesto, and a major figure in communist thought is only in 15th place. Smh, proles of America. - Bolshoy_Brat
13 Mao Zedong
Mao Zedong, also transliterated as Mao Tse-tung and commonly referred to as Chairman Mao, was a Chinese communist revolutionary and founding father of the People's Republic of China, which he governed as Chairman of the Communist Party of China from its establishment in 1949, until his death in 1976. ...read more.
Mao's "Little Red Book", and especially his implementing the "Great Leap Forward" during China's Cultural Revolution epitomize egalitarian ideals.
14 Howard Zinn
Zinn was a political scientist who supported democratic socialism, and held sympathies towards anarchism as well. - Alpha101
15 Bernie Sanders
Bernard "Bernie" Sanders is an independent American Senator from Vermont and was a candidate for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States in the 2016 election.
16 Leon Trotsky
Leon Trotsky was a Russian revolutionary, Marxist theorist, and Soviet politician whose particular strain of Marxist thought is known as Trotskyism.
17 Theodore Roosevelt
Theodore Roosevelt was an American statesman, author, explorer, soldier, naturalist, and reformer who served as the 26th President of the United States from 1901 to 1909. As a leader of the Republican Party during this time, he became a driving force for the Progressive Era in the United States in the ...read more.
18 Slavoj Zizek
19 Karl Polanyi
20 Thomas Piketty
21 Peter Kropotkin
22 Murray Bookchin
23 Pol Pot
Pol Pot, born Saloth Sar, was a Cambodian revolutionary who led the Khmer Rouge from 1963 until 1997. From 1963 to 1981, he served as the General Secretary of the Communist Party of Kampuchea.
24 Josef Stalin
Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin was a Georgian dictator, and was the leader of the Soviet Union from the mid-1920s until his death in 1953. Holding the post of the General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, he was effectively the dictator of the state.
25 Eduard Bernstein