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  1. 20 Jun '08 16:20
    Has anyone read this book by Charles J Sykes? I thought it looked interesting. Here is a synopsis http://www.fff.org/freedom/0293e.asp
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    Ming the Merciless
    20 Jun '08 17:45
    Originally posted by dryhump
    Has anyone read this book by Charles J Sykes? I thought it looked interesting. Here is a synopsis http://www.fff.org/freedom/0293e.asp
    I read the first sentence:

    One of the reasons that socialism came to have such a great appeal to many in the 19th and 20th centuries was that it offered a powerful rationale for an individual to avoid responsibility for the consequences of his own actions.

    I decided at that point that it would be pointless to read any further.
  3. 20 Jun '08 18:12
    Originally posted by rwingett
    I read the first sentence:

    One of the reasons that socialism came to have such a great appeal to many in the 19th and 20th centuries was that it offered a powerful rationale for an individual to avoid responsibility for the consequences of his own actions.

    I decided at that point that it would be pointless to read any further.
    Of course, it's obvious. It's just more American-style capitalist propaganda.
  4. 21 Jun '08 00:11
    Originally posted by scherzo
    Of course, it's obvious. It's just more American-style capitalist propaganda.
    Nevermind, should have known better than to ask. I'll just check it out myself.
  5. 26 Jun '08 16:02
    Originally posted by rwingett
    I read the first sentence:

    One of the reasons that socialism came to have such a great appeal to many in the 19th and 20th centuries was that it offered a powerful rationale for an individual to avoid responsibility for the consequences of his own actions.

    I decided at that point that it would be pointless to read any further.
    Why? This sounds like a great book! If we don't do something fast, America will be no better than Europe, Canada, etc.