“The Road To Serfdom”


“The Road To Serfdom”

The Road to Serfdom is a great book written by F. A. Hayek in 1944. In it, he exposed the grand and abiding folly of Socialism.

In Chapter 2 he quotes Friedrich Holderin:

” What has always made the state a hell on earth has been precisely that man has tried to make it his heaven.”

He also quotes Tocqueville on Page 77:

“Democracy extends the sphere of individual freedom”, ‘he said in 1848’; “socialism restricts it.  Democracy attaches all possible value to each man; socialism makes each man a mere agent, a mere number. Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word: equality. But notice the difference; While democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism sees equality in restraint and servitude.”

I believe that Alexis-Charles-Henri Clérel de Tocqueville  would be mortified  to see the increasing socialistic moras that America has become in our day.

V. Thomas Mawhinney, Ph.D.   2/28/11

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