Sunday, March 15, 2009

The Politics of Giving

"I'm afraid you've got it wrong. Clough Williams-Ellis and I are socialists. We don't pretend to be Christians."
- Bertand Russell, quoted in Bertrand Russell: A Case of Logical Fiddlesticks, p. 223

"The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money."
- attributed to Margaret Thatcher

"[No society can survive the socialist] fallacy that there is an absolutely unlimited number of inspired officials and an absolutely unlimited amount of money to pay them." - G.K. Chesterton, in The Debate with Bertrand Russell, BBC Magazine, 11/27/35

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