Saturday, October 9, 2010

Igor Shafarevich: Quote for October 9, 2010

All the aspects of life that make it attractive and give it meaning are connected with manifestations of individuality. Therefore, a consistent implementation of the principles of socialism deprives human life of individuality and simultaneously deprives life of its meaning and attraction. -- It would lead to the physical extinction of the group in which these principles are in force, and if they should triumph through the world--to the extinction of mankind.
from: The Socialist Phenomenon (Book 1980)