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Single Idea 21525

[catalogued under 25. Society / D. Political Doctrines / 8. Socialism]

Full Idea

Under state socialism ...where the State is the only employer, there is no refuge from its prejudices such as may now accidentally arise through the differing opinions of men.

Gist of Idea

When the state is the only employer, there is no refuge from the prejudices of other people

Source

Bertrand Russell (Political Ideals [1917], 2)

A Reaction

There is also a strong likelihood in full state socialism that the state will control housing as well as employment. This hadn't come to pass in 1917.

Book Reference

Russell,Bertrand: 'Political Ideals' [Spokesman 2007], p.34