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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
Tolstoy was an anarchist and a pacifist. His philosophy was to treat everyone kindly, and to be peaceful. - Alpha101
He helped get equal footing for black families during the 60s. He also considered himself to be a democratic socialist. - Alpha101
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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.
Chomsky is one of the most popular political scientists in recent history. He considers himself to be a Libertarian Socialist. - Alpha101
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
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
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
Huxley was against tyranny, and supported democracy and individualism, and supported liberal causes. He was also critical of capitalism. - Alpha101
Einstein supported socialism, and promoted peace and tolerance. - Alpha101
Mao's "Little Red Book", and especially his implementing the "Great Leap Forward" during China's Cultural Revolution epitomize egalitarian ideals.
Zinn was a political scientist who supported democratic socialism, and held sympathies towards anarchism as well. - Alpha101
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