Magazine June 03, 2019, Issue

Socialism Is Not Democratic

Cuba, 2016 (Ioanna Sakellaraki/Barcroft Im/Barcroft Media via Getty Images)
Nor is it compatible with the Constitution

Back in 2011, while covering Occupy Wall Street, I was accosted by a man wearing a large cardboard box. On this box, which he wore around his torso as might a child pretending to be a robot, he had scribbled down a theory that, at first glance, seemed more sophisticated than most that were on display. “Hey, man,” he said to me, “it’s up to us.”

To explain, he turned around to reveal the other side of the box, which bore a single word: democracy. Then, having paused for effect, he turned around again and pointed to the front, on which

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Against Socialism

Books, Arts & Manners


The Week

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