The Politically Incorrect Guide to Socialism (Politically Incorrect Guides)
What’s the central characteristic of socialism? That’s easy—it’s failure.
From North Korea to the American public education system, from Venezuelan oil companies to ObamaCare, the reports of socialism’s demise have been greatly exaggerated. Although the Soviet Union collapsed in ignominy, the central planning impulse that guided it endures in countless industries and gove...more
Most impressive was his run-down of Ghandian swadeshi socialism that India is only recently recovering from, North Korean Juche, Venezuelan socialism, and the slow rotting of that much-toted parago ...more
I wish this book had been around when I was taking my poli-sci classes. Williamson deconstructs the theory and gives real life, historical and contemporary examples of socialist thinking, enacted policies and their consequences.
There is an excert about Brazil, showing my country as a free market which is wrong. The political context in brazil, as matter of fact, is a state capitalism.