History Has Shown That Socialism Isn’t the Cure

Sometimes the naive and disaffected must relearn that their pie-in-the sky socialist medicine is far worse than the perceived malady of inequality.

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November 8, 2019    By Victor David Hanson, National Review (graphic from The Federalist)

Multiple forms of socialism, from hard Stalinism to European redistribution, continue to fail.

Russia and China are still struggling with the legacy of genocidal Communism. Eastern Europe still suffers after decades of Soviet-imposed socialist chaos.

Cuba, Nicaragua, North Korea, and Venezuela are unfree, poor, and failed states. Baathism — a synonym for pan-Arabic socialism — ruined the post-war Middle East. The soft-socialist European Union countries are stagnant and mostly dependent on the U.S. military for their protection.   More…

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