We call it Marxism. Alan Jacobs posts a fascinating quote illustrating this phenomenon. This is timely as we were just discussing the Marxist historians last week in HT501.
in communist society, where nobody has one exclusive sphere of activity but each can become accomplished in any branch he wished, society regulates the general production and thus makes it possible for me to do one thing today and another tomorrow, to . . . Continue reading →
1. Abolition of property in land and application of all rents of land to public purposes. 2. A heavy progressive or graduated income tax. 3. Abolition of all right of inheritance. 4. Confiscation of the property of all emigrants and rebels. 5. . . . Continue reading →
As long as human beings are unique, as long as even one of them thinks independently of others, Utopia is a total pipe dream. Compliance must be forced. Or human beings must cease to be human by giving up their uniqueness. Either . . . Continue reading →
We begin this episode with a classic public service announcement by Vincent Price from 1950, warning about the dangers of bigotry and prejudice in American life. You shall have to hear it for yourself. It is apropos of our renewed social concern . . . Continue reading →
The twentieth century began with great confidence in reason.1 The world believed it had ended war and famine. The use of reason via philosophy and technology would progress us into the Golden Age. But this hope was soon dashed by two great . . . Continue reading →