“The Marxists fought for the right to vote, freedom of the press, and the right to form associations and assemblies as long as they were not the ruling party; where they came to power they did nothing more quickly than set these freedoms aside. . . A majority decision can never be ‘just’ for the Marxists . . .; for them it is always only the expression of the will of a particular class. Even seen from the angle alone, therefore, socialism and democracy are irreconcilable contraries; the term Social Democrat contains a contradictio in adjecto.
Ludwig von Mises, Nation, State, and Economy, pp. 44-45.7:15 pm on August 6, 2018 Email Thomas DiLorenzo