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Hayek, I gather, was repelled by the totalitarian governments of Hitler and, especially, Stalin and viewed socialism as a "gateway drug" to totalitarianism, but I have never been inspired to hold my nose long enough to get beyond reviews. It seems a monstrous irony that his views have turned out to have been "The Road to Serfdom" and his backers and patrons the masters of the former nominally democratic serfs who he has helped deliver into their reduced circumstances.  

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Wed Jan 27th, 2010 at 10:18:35 AM EST
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