Reinhold Niebuhr Quote
Liberalism makes this mistake in regard to private property and Marxism makes it in regard to socialized property... The Marxist illusion is partly derived from a romantic conception of human nature... It assumes that the socialization of property will eliminate human egotism... The development of a managerial class in Russia, combing economic with political power, is an historic refutation of the Marxist theory.
The Children of Light and the Children of Darkness (ed. University of Chicago Press, 2011) - ISBN: 9780226584010