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Socialism is an Illusion

Joshua Muravchik discusses Socialism versus Capitalism on Fox Business
May 16, 2019

As a young man, Joshua Muravchik was a huge proponent for socialism, now he is the author of Heaven on Earth: The Rise and Fall of Socialism, where he argues strongly against it.

“As bad as I thought capitalism was, I knew communism was so much worse,” Muravchik says, “and that forced me to look more deeply at the abstract idea of socialism itself.”

Watch the full conversation featuring Muravchik on Fox Business here:

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Heaven on Earth The Rise, Fall, and Afterlife of Socialism

Socialism was man’s most ambitious attempt to supplant religion with a doctrine claiming to ground itself in “science.” Each failure to create societies of abundance or give birth to “the New Man” inspired more searching for the path to the promised land: revolution, communes, social democracy, communism, fascism, Third World socialism.

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