Liberal Ideas

Liberalism

that’s, personal ownership of the means of production (for in regard to commodities ready for consumption, non-public ownership is a matter after all and is not disputed even by the socialists and communists). This being the character of the socialist dream, it’s comprehensible that each one of many partisans of socialism expects from it precisely what has so far been denied to him. Socialist authors promise not only wealth for all, but also happiness in love for everybody, the complete bodily and spiritual improvement of each particular person, the unfolding of great creative and scientific skills in all men, and so forth. Only just lately Trotsky stated in one of his writings that within the socialist society “the average human kind will rise to the heights of an Aristotle, a Goethe, or a Marx. And above this ridge new peaks will rise.”1 The socialist paradise would be the kingdom of … Read More