Monday, February 16, 2009

Squealer and socialism

A recent post of mine over on the Blog at Mises.org:










Squealer and socialism

Jim Fedako


Ah, irony. I had just finished reading excerpts from Animal Farm when I pick up my local paper and read this article from Llewellyn King, "Don't let cries of 'socialism' mislead you."

It's been years since I've read the book or saw the movie, yet I am now almost certain that King was the inspiration for Squealer, the court propagandist and sophist. Or, at least he could have been..

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I just read King's comments. That's quite an article for our "conservative" Dispatch to offer. What King doesn't tell us is we are all Communitarians now. Communitarianism is the synthesis of Communism and Capitalism. This government, our lives, are Communitarian. One little proof is the mandatory voluntarism that's being made part of all our lives. Another is the take-over of private business by government.