Ludwig von Mises on the Hoax of “Democratic Socialism”

“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