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Read the words of an intellectual founder of so-called “market socialism.” They are brutal, the words of a tyrant masquerading as a man of “courage” and conscience. In Socialism Was Born Bad: The Case of Oskar Lange, Bryan Caplan offers these illuminating quotes along with this parting observation: 

“At least Lenin was honest enough to call his policy revolutionary ‘terror.’ But it’s just two perspectives on the same policies. For Lange – like the other founding fathers of socialism – courage is the courage to practice terror.”