sábado, 3 de dezembro de 2016


Solzhinitsen said Shafarevich's book Socialism was "brilliant" in it's analysis. It appears remarkably similar to Kuehnnelt-Leddihn's Leftism;
"Shafarevich's book The Socialist Phenomenon, which was published in the US by Harper & Row in 1980, analyzes numerous examples of socialism, from ancient times, through various medieval heresies, to a variety of modern thinkers and socialist states. From these examples he claims that all the basic principles of socialist ideology deri...ve from the urge to suppress individuality. The Socialist Phenomenon consists of three major parts:
1. Chiliastic Socialism: Identifies socialist ideas amongst the ancient Greeks, especially Plato, and in numerous medieval heretic groups such as the Cathars, Brethren of the Free Spirit, Taborites, Anabaptists, and various religious groups in the English Civil War, and modern writers such as Thomas More, Campanella, and numerous Enlightenment writers in 18th-century France.
2. State Socialism: Describes the socialism of the Incas, the Jesuit state in Paraguay, Mesopotamia, Egypt, and China.
3. Analysis: Identifies three persistent abolition themes in socialism - the abolition of private property, the abolition of the family, and the abolition of religion (mainly, but not exclusively Christianity)[7]
"Shafarevich argues that ancient socialism (such as Mesopotamia and Egypt) was not ideological, as an ideology socialism was a reaction to the emergence of individualism in the Axial Age. He compares Thomas More's (Utopia) and Campanella's (City of the Sun) visions with what is known about the Inca Empire, and concludes that there are striking similarities. He claims that we become persons through our relationship with God, and argues that socialism is essentially nihilistic, unconsciously motivated by a death instinct. He concludes that we have the choice of either pursuing death or life."
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Igor Rostislavovich Shafarevich (Russian: И́горь Ростисла́вович Шафаре́вич, born June 3, 1923) is a Russian mathematician who has contributed to algebraic number theory and algebraic geometry. He has written books and articles that criticize socialism, and was an important dissident during the Sovie...

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