Socialism, theories of human nature, rule of law, constitutionalism, declarations of rights, tyranny, liberty, political liberty
This presentation points to socialists’ mistaken assumptions of a malleable and perfectible human nature as an insuperable reason for the inevitable failure of socialist systems. It also points to socialist and liberal dependence on declarations of human rights as ineffective protections for human freedom—protections which can only be maintained in constitutionalist systems with deeper structural safeguards against tyranny.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Reynolds, Noel B., "The Challenge of Socialist Thought" (1982). Faculty Publications. 1461.
Family, Home, and Social Sciences
Noel B. Reynolds, author and copyright holder Presentation at the International Mont Pelerin Society Conference Berlin, Germany, September 16, 1982
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