Socialism Has Written Its Name in Blood
Byline: Dr Mark Dooley
WRITING in this newspaper yesterday, my colleague Brenda Power said that if former Socialist Party TD Clare Daly 'had even a shred of political integrity', she'd 'resign her Dail seat and clear the way for a candidate with a true, heartfelt conviction who might just make a difference'. I agree, except for the bit about socialists possessing 'heartfelt' convictions.
It is one of the great historical ironies that the word 'socialist' is still associated with moral convictions.
Indeed, I consider it a moral abomination that, in contemporary Europe, we still have socialist and communist parties. It is even worse that people are happy to propel them into positions of power.
Given its blood-soaked history, socialism …
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Publication information: Article title: Socialism Has Written Its Name in Blood. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Daily Mail (London). Publication date: September 5, 2012. Page number: 14. © 2007 Daily Mail. COPYRIGHT 2012 Gale Group.