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“Liberty without socialism is privilege, injustice; socialism without liberty is slavery and brutality.”

Mikhail Bakunin


“Great fortunes (and with them great unearned incomes) can only be ended, without provoking an avalanche of capital spending, by means of a sudden blow. Is such a blow compatible with progress within a framework of consent? It is not an easy question to answer…”

Roy Jenkins wrestles with a fundamental contradiction in Democratic Socialism: consent is paramount to the democrat whilst the same requirement makes the achievement of socialism by democratic means impossible.