*Pictures of the Socialistic Future*

In his preface, Bryan Caplan writes:

Yet almost no one questioned the socialists' idealism.  By 1961, however, the descendents of the radical wing of the Social Democratic Party had built the Berlin Wall — and were shooting anyone who tried to flee their "Workers' Paradise."…Who could have foreseen such a mythic transformation?

Eugene Richter, that's who, in 1893.  There is now a reissue of Richter's Pictures of the Socialistic Future.  There is an interview with Bryan Caplan about the book here.  Here is the book on-line and free.


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