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Solzhenitsyn - Socialism destroys the human spirit FI

Notable Quote – But Socialism HAS been tried….

Over the past hundred years, there have been more than two dozen attempts to build a socialist society. It has been tried in the Soviet Union, Yugoslavia, Albania, Poland, Vietnam, Bulgaria, Romania, Czechoslovakia, North Korea, Hungary, China, East Germany, Cuba, Tanzania, Benin, Laos, Algeria, South Yemen, Somalia, the Congo, Ethiopia, Cambodia, Mozambique, Angola, Nicaragua and …

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Real Socialism

Notable Quote – It’s always the “well, the right people haven’t implemented it” excuse

Yet while socialists distance themselves from contemporary and historical examples of socialism, they usually struggle to explain what exactly they would do differently. Socialists tend to escape into abstraction, and talk of lofty aspirations rather than tangible institutional characteristics. -Kristian Niemietz ( Socialism: The Failed Idea That Never Dies) That’s all we keep hearing – …

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Conservatism Comes From Our Belief About Human Nature

Conservatism Comes From Our Belief About Human Nature

Conservatism comes from our belief about human nature. Conservatism has been and continues to be extremely vilified by the media and academia. The participants in those occupations, media and academia, are generally speaking leftists. How much more leftist are they than conservative?

Quotes

Notable Quote – James Buchanan on Socialism

The socialist vision of politicized control-regulation of economic interaction has by no means been exorcised from the modern mind-set despite the evidence from reason or from history.

Federalist 49 & 51

From 49th Federalist Here are a couple of samples from The Federalist Papers that may serve to raise your interest and encourage you to read them. My favorite Federalist writer was James Madison. The first selection is from 49th Federalist, in which Madison writes about the separation of powers. He explains why you have to …

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Forms of government

Anarchists and Leftists Share a Common Blind Spot – Ignoring Human Nature

This is not the first time I’ve broached this topic and baby it won’t be the last. And not just because I live in the Free State of New Hampshire. The one the Free State Project anointed for the Libertarian invasion. The movement to encourage Americans to pack up and emigrate to the Granite State. At least a …

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Notable Quote – Jerry Bowyer

As my friend Reuven Brenner has taught me, history is a series of experiments: The Human Gamble. Some gambles work and are adopted by history and some do not and should be abandoned by it. The problem is that the human gamble only works if there is a record of experimental outcomes and if decision …

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