Washington Law Review


Frank E. Holman


The ink was hardly dry upon the articles of German capitulation when leaders of the labor party in England precipitated a general election and raised the banner of state socialism. There is great ferment in France and the issue there is basically socialism on the one hand and private enterprise and a free economy on the other. Both state socialism and communism are as much forms of totalitarianism as fascism or naziism. Mr. Churchill has used plain words as to the issue in England. Honesty in thought and expression requires that the issue be bluntly stated. Make no mistake about it—any form of totalitarianism means a planned economy and a welfare government administered by bureaucrats regimenting the lives of the citizenry and reducing the citizen to a pawn and a ward of government.

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