The Case Against Socialism
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1 January 2020
Starting off the New Year by reopening my blogs with a review
of what is undoubtedly a polemic text, Rand and Kelly Paul's
The Case Against Socialism, is a good way to put myself
back out there in blogosphere after a period of darkness. This
darkness cannot compare to the darkness socialism has wrought
upon the world which the Pauls so elooquently describe. Stalin,
Mao, Hitler, Pol Pot all obviously figure prominantly as
exemplars of socialism taken to its logical end - when
fashioning society into a socialist dreamworld people tend to
resist, and the ideal of the dreamworld selects for the most
vicious leaders who are willing to kill those they see as
standing in the way of creating it.
What the Pauls also do that really sets this book apart is
look at the countries of Europe, especially Scandinavia where
I live, and provide the context on what made these countries
wealthy (hint: Norway's discovery of oil in her coastal waters
is a lot more important than her socialist government). That
plus an interesting digression into literary criticism round
out a thoroughly enjoyable book!
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