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William Barrett on Socialism and Human Rights

Mark Weber, quoting William Barrett, "Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy" at Commentary (June, 1978).

What strikes me as strange is why I should have held on so long and tenaciously to this faith in “democratic socialism.” How could we ever have believed that you could deprive human beings of the fundamental right to initiate and engage in their own economic activity without putting every other human right in jeopardy?