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Publisher's Summary

Published in 1922 during those dark and dreary years of socialism’s near-complete triumph, Socialism stunned the socialist world. Mises has given us a profoundly important treatise that assaults socialism in all its guises, a work that discusses every major aspect of socialism and leaves no stone unturned. A few of the numerous topics discussed include the success of socialist ideas; life under socialism: art and literature, science and journalism; economic calculation under socialism; the ideal of equality; and Marx’s theory of monopolies.
With this monumental work, Mises laid the foundations for free society. Socialism has influenced scores of influential thinkers, including Friedrich Hayek, Ayn Rand, and Milton Friedman. It is read over and over again today, all over the world, inspiring throngs of new defenders of freedom.
©1981 Margit von Mises (P)2012 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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Critic Reviews

“This book must rank as the most devastating analysis of socialism yet penned…An economic classic in our time.” (Henry Hazlitt)
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4 out of 5 stars
By Eric P Robinson on 02-15-18

Such an important subject!

What did you love best about Socialism?

The information that is contained in this book is really important, especially in today's political climate.

What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

I'm interested in the information but it is hard to listen to.

Would you be willing to try another one of Bernard Mayes’s performances?

Not if they are like this performance.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?


Any additional comments?

This performance was monotone and droning. It was hard to listen to to get the information from the book. I would rather have read it.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Mark M on 01-18-18

The narrator mumbles horribly.

What would have made Socialism better?

I stopped listening after two hours. The presentation was more than I could stand.

How could the performance have been better?

Clearer diction would have helped immensely.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Socialism?

I would have fired the narrator.

Any additional comments?

I am sorry that I wasted my time and money.

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