Socialism

Sickening Discipline
Communism

Sickening Discipline

“Those consecrating themselves to communism must not only cast out truth, mercy, justice, and personal honor, but undergo a sickening discipline in lies, cruelty, crime and self abasement.” ~Max Eastman

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Society is One?
Animism

Society is One?

“Marx is concerned to defend the concept of society as a single ‘object, reality, sensibility,’ having the character which all objects have–namely, that of self-active practicality.” ~Max Eastman

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Officialdom
Communism

Officialdom Gone Mad

“Officialdom gone mad, officialdom erected into a new and merciless exploiting class; the people universally disarmed; gripped in the fist of a ruling clique which, when needful, wages armed war on the people.” ~Max Eastman

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Belief in Fantasy
Communism

Belief in Fantasy

“The belief that such a millennium could be brought into being by ‘some combination of lawyers, business and labor managers, politicians and intellectuals,’ is hard to take seriously.” ~Max Eastman

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Russian Revolution
Communism

Russian Revolution

“The Russian revolution is perhaps the greatest tragedy in human history, terrible in the breadth of its impact, terrible in the depth of its significance, terrible in its personal details.” ~Max Eastman

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bureaucratic
Democracy

Bureaucratic Socializers

“It is the bureaucratic socializers—if I may devise that label for the champions of a lawyer-manager-politician-intellectual revolution—who constitute a real and subtle threat to America’s democracy.” ~Max Eastman

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Free and Equal
Economics

Free and Equal

“We are still beguiled by this other fairy tale: that a large group of liberal-minded reformers can take charge of the economy and approximate a free and equal society.” ~Max Eastman

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Scientific Experiment
Communism

Scientific Experiment?

“It was juvenile of me to imagine that humanity as a whole, especially by splitting itself into two halves, could turn a whole period of history into a scientific experiment.” ~Max Eastman

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