This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...he inmates are now whining that they’d rather be Red than dead.
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In more fully socialized countries, famine was the start, the insignia announcing socialist rule — as in Soviet
Russia, as in Red China, as in Cuba. In those countries, socialism reduced the people to the unspeakable poverty of the pre-industrial ages, to literal starvation, and has kept them on a stagnan
t level of misery.
No, it is not “just temporary,” as socialism’s apologists have been saying — for half a century. After forty-five years of government planning, Russia is...