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When people are desperate or wealthy, they turn to socialism; only when they have no other alternative do they embrace the free market. After all, lies about guaranteed security are far more seductive than lectures about personal responsibility.
What if the Soviet intervention was a blessing in disguise? It saved the myth that if the Soviets were not to intervene, there would have been some flowering authentic democratic socialism and so on. I'm a little bit more of a pessimist there. I think that the Soviets - it's a very sad lesson - by their intervention, saved the myth.
Poverty is not socialism. To be rich is glorious.
Socialism is the same as Communism, only better English.
George Bernard Shaw
Socialism in general has a record of failure so blatant that only an intellectual could ignore or evade it.
Democracy is indispensable to socialism.
Like the phoenix, socialism is reborn from every pile of ashes left day in, day out, by burnt-out human dreams and charred hopes.
The market came with the dawn of civilization and it is not an invention of capitalism. If it leads to improving the well-being of the people there is no contradiction with socialism.
National Socialism and Christianity are irreconcilable.
Democracy and socialism are means to an end, not the end itself.
The only way to save the world is through socialism, but a socialism that exists within a democracy; there's no dictatorship here.
While there's capitalism, there'll be socialism, because there is always a response to injustice.
Liberal democracy - as you know, in the old days, we were saying we want socialism with a human face. Today's left effectively offers global capitalism with a human face, more tolerance, more rights and so on. So the question is, is this enough or not? Here I remain a Marxist: I think not.
In 1967 I entered Harvard as a freshman, confident - in the way that only 17-year-olds are - that I could change the world. My major was African Studies, and my plan was to travel to Tanzania, where President Julius Nyerere was creating a government based on democracy and socialism.
I am convinced that the path to a new, better and possible world is not capitalism, the path is socialism.
The reason this country continues its drift toward socialism and big nanny government is because too many people vote in the expectation of getting something for nothing, not because they have a concern for what is good for the country.
Many people consider the things government does for them to be social progress but they regard the things government does for others as socialism.
I am for socialism, disarmament, and, ultimately, for abolishing the state itself... I seek the social ownership of property, the abolition of the propertied class, and the sole control of those who produce wealth. Communism is the goal.
Roger Nash Baldwin
It doesn't benefit me to lie to people. They're eventually going to find out the truth, and then where am I? That's the problem with liberalism and socialism, by the way: it has to be propped up by lies.
Here's what I don't think works: An economic system that was founded in the 16th century and another that was founded in the 19th century. I'm tired of this discussion of capitalism and socialism; we live in the 21st century; we need an economic system that has democracy as its underpinnings and an ethical code.
In practice, socialism didn't work. But socialism could never have worked because it is based on false premises about human psychology and society, and gross ignorance of human economy.
The problem with K-12 education is socialism and the solution is capitalism.
To cure the British disease with socialism was like trying to cure leukaemia with leeches.
Libertarian socialism is properly to be regarded as the inheritor of the liberal ideals of the Enlightenment.
Socialism values equality more than liberty.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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