sexta-feira, outubro 22, 2010

"Socialismo"

«Nobody, except a few Brahmins in Delhi and two or three Trotskyites in New York, still believes that the earthly paradise can be achieved by nationalizing General Motors and turning the corner grocery store over to the Mayor's office. Socialism, as a coherent ideology, is dead and is not likely to be revived by student rebels in Paris or Soviet tanks in Prague. Yet many people, including the late reformers in Prague, call themselves socialists. 'Socialism' has become a word with positive connotations and no content.» (p.51)

David Friedman, The Machinery of Freedom (1973)