This book surveys the development of Socialism by summarizing and analyzing various thinkers, starting with Michelet and ending with Lenin. I became interested in the book after reading about it on NPR’s You Must Read This series, which has provided me several good recommendations over the years. This book, so far, looks like it will be added to that list.
As other threads like this one, I’m going to use it to jot down rough thoughts and impressions.
One more thing, for what it’s worth: Wilson is a good writer, both in terms of his prose and insights.