Quotation by John Dos Passos

The fascinating thing to a dispassionate observer about the structure of life in the Soviet Union is that in their efforts to produce an unknown that we may let its ideologists call Socialism the Communist dictators have produced a brutal approximation of monopoly Capitalism, a system that has all the disadvantages of our own, with none of the palliatives which come to us from surviving competition and from the essential division of economic and political power which has so far made it possible for the humane traditions of the Western world to continue.
John Dos Passos (1896–1970), U.S. novelist, poet, playwright, painter. The Prospect Before Us, "The Preparation of a New Society," Houghton Mifflin Company (1950).
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