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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
Experience has taught me that the shallowest of communist platitudes contains more of a hierarchy of meaning than contemporary bourgeois profundity.Walter Benjamin
The Communism of the English intellectual is something explicable enough. It is the patriotism of the deracinated.George Orwell
Communists are people who fancied that they had an unhappy childhood.Gertrude Stein
There is nothing in socialism that a little age or a little money will not cure.Will Durant
Socialists think profits are a vice; I consider losses the real vice.Winston Churchill
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
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
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
Communism is like one big phone company.Lenny Bruce
I am a Marxist... of the Groucho tendency.
Communism to me is one-third practice and two-thirds explanation.Will Rogers