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A specter is haunting Europe -- the specter of communism. Karl Marx

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The theory of the Communists may be summed up in the single sentence: Abolition of private property. Karl Marx

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Our fear that Communism might some day take over most of the world blinds us to the fact that anti-communism already has.

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Communism is not love. Communism is a hammer which we use to crush the enemy. Mao Zedong

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Socialism must come down from the brain and reach the heart. Jules Renard

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In a higher phase of communist society... only then can the narrow horizon of bourgeois right be fully left behind and society inscribe on its banners: from each according to his ability, to each according to his needs. Karl Marx

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Under socialism all will govern in turn and will soon become accustomed to no one governing. Vladimir Lenin

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For us in Russia communism is a dead dog. For many people in the West, it is still a living lion. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

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Communism is the corruption of a dream of justice. Adlai Stevenson I

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Communism has never come to power in a country that was not disrupted by war or corruption, or both. John F. Kennedy

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Socialism is like a dream. Sooner or later you wake up to reality. Winston Churchill

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Communism is a cow of many; well milked and badly fed.

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Man will become immeasurably stronger, wiser, and subtler; his body will become more harmonious, his movements more rhythmic, his voice more musical. The forms of life will become dynamically dramatic. The average human type will rise to the heights of an Aristotle, a Goethe, or a Marx. And above these heights, new peaks will rise. Leon Trotsky

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One strength of the communist system of the East is that it has some of the character of a religion and inspires the emotions of a religion. Albert Einstein

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Communism is Soviet power plus the electrification of the whole country. Vladimir Lenin

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Communism is the opiate of the intellectuals -- With no cure except as a guillotine might be called a cure for dandruff. Clare Boothe Luce

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Experience has taught me that the shallowest of communist platitudes contains more of a hierarchy of meaning than contemporary bourgeois profundity. Walter Benjamin

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Communism, my friend, is more than Marxism, just as Catholicism is more than the Roman Curia. There is a mystique as well as a politick. Catholics and Communists have committed great crimes, but at least they have not stood aside, like an established society, and been indifferent. I would rather have blood on my hands than water like Pilate. Graham Greene

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The substance of the eminent Socialist gentlemen's speech is that making a profit is a sin. It is my belief that the real sin is taking a loss! Winston Churchill

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The Communism of the English intellectual is something explicable enough. It is the patriotism of the deracinated. George Orwell

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I have no concern with any economic criticisms of the communist system; I cannot inquire into whether the abolition of private property is expedient or advantageous. But I am able to recognize that the psychological premisses on which the system is based are an untenable illusion. In abolishing private property we deprive the human love of aggression of one of its instruments... but we have in no way altered the differences in power and influence which are misused by aggressiveness. Sigmund Freud

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Communism is in conflict with human nature. Ernest Renan

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There is nothing in socialism that a little age or a little money will not cure. Will Durant

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I am a Marxist... of the Groucho tendency.

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All I know is I'm not a Marxist. Karl Marx

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You'll see certain Pythagorean whose belief in communism of property goes to such lengths that they pick up anything lying about unguarded, and make off with it without a qualm of conscience as if it had come to them by law. Desiderius Erasmus

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We must conclude that it is not only a particular political ideology that has failed, but the idea that men and women could ever define themselves in terms that exclude their spiritual needs. Salman Rushdie

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Communism is like prohibition, it is a good idea, but it won't work. Will Rogers

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Communists are people who fancied that they had an unhappy childhood. Gertrude Stein

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It is a socialist idea that making profits is a vice; I consider the real vice is making losses. Winston Churchill

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Socialists think profits are a vice; I consider losses the real vice. Winston Churchill

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In the end we beat them with Levi 501 jeans. Seventy-two years of Communist indoctrination and propaganda was drowned out by a three-ounce Sony Walkman. A huge totalitarian system has been brought to its knees because nobody wants to wear Bulgarian shoes. Now they're lunch, and we're number one on the planet. P. J. O'Rourke

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Communism to me is one-third practice and two-thirds explanation. Will Rogers

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Communism is like one big phone company. Lenny Bruce