Ms. Doris Wrench Eisler's characterization of Marxist Socialism as the cure to all human problems – economic, social and political – is grossly naive if viewed through the lens of world history.
Man is not only a homo econo-micus, but one with manifold dimensions. Marx may have provided a fairly accurate picture of 19th century British urban life, but he certainly did a poor job of predicting the future. History is not made by immutable dialectic forces but by men and chance – had Kaiser Wilhelm not sent Lenin to Petrograd, and had Stalin not placed his men in key positions in the Orgburo and later the Nomenclatura the path of history might have been far different.
Man does not live by bread alone, Maduro is a good example of one who cares only about holding power, not about the Venezuelan people.
Martin Katz, St. Albert