This school of Socialism dissected with great acuteness the contradictions in the conditions of modern production.
In its positive aims, however, this form of Socialism aspires either to restoring the old means of production and of exchange, and with them the old property relations, and the old society, or to cramping the modern means of production and of exchange, within the framework of the old property relations that have been, and were bound to be, exploded by those means.
Ultimately, when stubborn historical facts had dispersed all intoxicating effects of self-deception, this form of Socialism ended in a miserable fit of the blues.
The introduction of these philosophical phrases at the back of the French historical criticisms they dubbed "Philosophy of Action," "True Socialism," "German Science of Socialism," "Philosophical Foundation of Socialism," and so on.
That was always the way, said Ostrinski; when a man was first converted to Socialism
he was like a crazy person--he could not' understand how others could fail to see it, and he expected to convert all the world the first week.
, the PEOPLE-- healthful figments of man's mind--were the things that cured and saved me.
Under Socialism all this will, of course, be altered.
Upon the other hand, Socialism itself will be of value simply because it will lead to Individualism.
If the Socialism is Authoritarian; if there are Governments armed with economic power as they are now with political power; if, in a word, we are to have Industrial Tyrannies, then the last state of man will be worse than the first.
The possession of private property is very often extremely demoralising, and that is, of course, one of the reasons why Socialism wants to get rid of the institution.
What I have described to you is the inevitable outcome of our present Free Trade policy without Socialism.
I only want your name for private mention to cowards who think Socialism right, but will not say so because they do not think it respectable.
In economics all roads lead to Socialism, although in nine cases out of ten, so far, the economist doesn't recognize his destination, and incurs the malediction pronounced by Jeremiah on those who justify the wicked for reward.
And when he left the library, he carried under his arm four volumes: Madam Blavatsky's "Secret Doctrine," "Progress and Poverty," "The Quintessence of Socialism
," and, "Warfare of Religion and Science.
But the first thing I find in that disused pocket is this: that men who mean to steal diamonds don't talk Socialism