Saturday, August 27, 2011

Neville Cardus on the nature of Socialism

From the Autobiography that Neville Cardus, the great cricket writer, published in 1947:
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.


Hywel said...

I wonder if he ever discussed this with CLR James :-)

Frank Little said...

This biographical summary suggests that he did - James was a cricket correspondent for the Manchester Guardian for two periods.