The Secular Religion of Socialism

"Joshua Muravchik’s Heaven on Earth gives one answer. A former socialist who abandoned the ideology in his 30s, Muravchik argues that we should understand the interest in socialized government, and the decline in nationalist sentiment, as a secular religion." - Intellectual Takeout

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Some good points. I don't why he keeps plugging "national sovereignty" in there, though. That's a completely separate question... and actually pretty socialism-friendly, not an alternative to it.

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Aaron Blumer wrote:

Some good points. I don't why he keeps plugging "national sovereignty" in there, though. That's a completely separate question... and actually pretty socialism-friendly, not an alternative to it.

Because the modern view of socialism is about the individual being equal to each other. Your identity is you, not as a member of a nation.