The socialists’ love affair with war

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A socialist cannot honestly oppose war, as always a time the state grows, bureaucracy develops and people acquiesce under the flag waving. A great time to push forward your own collectivist agenda.

As Murray Rothbard shows in this extensive article, there is no shortage of ideas of what to do with the tool that the state and its extension — war — can be used for.

http://mises.org/story/2543

The article traces back the roots of American socialism, down from puritannical Protestantism, to the Temperance movement and the Prohibition, to more recent times. A tale of religion, sex and other nice details that you won’t want to miss out on.

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