To Confront the Marxists

Walter and JP:

Two additional items come to mind. The erstwhile Trotskyite, Max Eastman, became disillusioned with Marxism, and became a strong advocate of free-market economics. In 1955, he wrote a book, titled “Reflections on the Failure of Socialism,” in which he observed: “It seems obvious to me now – though I was slow coming to the conclusion – that the institution of private property, the dispersion of power and importance that goes with it, has been a main factor in producing that limited amount of free-and-equalness which Marx hoped to render infinite by abolishing this institution.”

Nor can I forget those wonderful words of the poet e.e. cummings: “equality is what does not exist among equals.”


12:53 am on September 22, 2016