Preferring the Back of the bus to the Front

[C]apitalism and communism are based upon the same materialist errors and are related more as parent and offspring, or warring siblings, rather than diametrically opposed systems. In this light it is easy to understand why a number of the Agrarians…lobbied for the title of their manifest being “Tracts Against Communism”…insofar as they saw communism as the inevitable outcome of a system that concentrated wealth and industry…Andrew Lytle summed up: “[T]he defense of agrarianism was, itself, an attack on Communism”

– John Sharpe “Introduction” Beyond Capitalism and Socialism, xviii.


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