November 10, 2011

THE HUNGER FOR “SOCIAL CERTAINTIES:” Ron Radosh on the continuing appeal of communism in the West.

I don’t really think that’s it. I think it’s that communism/socialism promise good career paths for people whose skills are bureaucratic politics, conforming, sucking up, and punishing nonconformists, and that there are enough of those people — especially in influential professions like journalism and academia — to ensure a continuing constituency.