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Publisher Description

A recent poll showed 43% of Americans think more socialism would be a good thing. What do these people not know?

Socialism has killed millions, but it’s now the ideology du jour on American college campuses and among many leftists. Reintroduced by leaders such as Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the ideology manifests itself in starry-eyed calls for free-spending policies like Medicare-for-all and student loan forgiveness.

In The Case Against Socialism, Rand Paul outlines the history of socialism, from Stalin’s gulags to the current famine in Venezuela. He tackles common misconceptions about the “utopia” of socialist Europe. As it turns out, Scandinavian countries love capitalism as much as Americans, and have, for decades, been cutting back on the things Bernie loves the most.

Socialism’s return is only possible because many Americans have forgotten the true dangers of the twentieth-century’s deadliest ideology. Paul reveals the devastating truth: for every college student sporting a Che Guevara T-shirt, there’s a Venezuelan child dying of starvation. Desperate refugees flee communist Cuba to escape oppressive censorship, rationed food and squalid hospitals, not “free” healthcare. Socialist dictatorships like the People’s Republic of China crush freedom of speech and run massive surveillance states while masquerading as enlightened modern nations. Far from providing economic freedom, socialist governments enslave their citizens. They offer illusory promises of safety and equality while restricting personal liberty, tightening state power, sapping human enterprise and making citizens dependent on the dole.

If socialism takes hold in America, it will imperil the fate of the world’s freest nation, unleashing a plague of oppressive government control. The Case Against Socialism is a timely response to that threat and a call to action against the forces menacing American liberty.

Kelley Paul
hr min
October 15

Customer Reviews

JT_Edmonds ,

The above comment is delusional.

Socialism and violence have direct correlation. Socialism, in non homogenous cultures, is only delivered through acts of force. Capitalism is a economic platform that is based on the individual. The individual represents his own identity, it’s antithetical to group culture identity, that always leads to factions of war. The above commenter, should take his opportunities on Apple Books, to maybe read more.

Caretaker22 ,

Reactionary Crap

I tried to read this with an open mind. However, the propensity of Senator Paul to confuse economic ideas with the brutal policies of dictators is just breathtakingly stupid. We can have capitalism and brutality just as we can have socialism and brutality. One does not naturally lead to the other.

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