February 03, 2009
In response to the question, “What is wrong with socialism?”
I can hardly do better than Pope John Paul II, who wrote in Centesimus Annus
, “the fundamental error of socialism is anthropological in nature,” because socialism maintains, “that the good of the individual can be realized without reference to his free choice.”
The socialist experiment is attractive because its model is the family, a situation in which each gives according to his ability and receives according to his need—and it works. Continue Reading...