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Presentation
THE CHALLENGE OF SOCIALIST THOUGHT
Mont Pelerin Society International meeting (1982)
  • Noel B Reynolds, Brigham Young University - Provo
Abstract

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

Keywords
  • Socialism,
  • theories of human nature,
  • rule of law,
  • constitutionalism,
  • declarations of rights,
  • tyranny,
  • liberty,
  • political liberty
Disciplines
Publication Date
September 16, 1982
Comments
Noel B Reynolds is the author and copyright holder.
Citation Information
Noel B Reynolds. "THE CHALLENGE OF SOCIALIST THOUGHT" Mont Pelerin Society International meeting (1982)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/noel_reynolds/8/