The Purity Fetish of Western Marxism

For decades one of the only feathers in the cap of Western marxists was to say that “actually existing” socialism was just as bad as capitalism. Their reasons were usually the lack of variety in political choices and lack of freedom of speech. These criticisms are no different than what Cold War liberalism offers us. What they ignore is the fact that socialism inherits the problems of the existing state of capitalism and cannot wipe the slate clean. Even within those constraints socialism has done better than capitalism in the areas of life expectancy, infant morality rate and literacy.

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