Socialists haven’t given up; they’ve just gotten sneakier!


Thatcher worries that the Western aversion to utopian visions may already be dissipating. “People have gradually forgotten what the Soviet Union was like,” she observes. “They have unlearned the lessons of utopia, and, as a result, the Left has regained power in many of the advanced industrial countries.”

Thatcher identifies “three new brands of utopian politics,” the first being “the regulated society: the increasing volume of regulations on private endeavors. The new utopians retain free enterprise, because everyone knows that nationalization fails totally,” she explains. “Instead of nationalization, the new utopians achieve the equivalent of socialism by instituting countless regulations, controlling everything they can.”

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