Like any human being, I loathe the social injustice that winks at starvation in a world of plenty. Something may be done about it some day. But I lost sympathy with Socialists the more I met them. Their creed or system was obviously not to be a means to an end but an end in itself; I could not discover what manner of rich, imaginative life they were planning for the world after poverty had been abolished. More and more Socialism, apparently.
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Neville Cardus on the nature of Socialism
From the Autobiography that Neville Cardus, the great cricket writer, published in 1947: