Ludwig von Mises: "Marx and Engels never tried to refute their opponents with argument. They insulted, ridiculed, derided, slandered, and traduced them, and in the use of these methods their followers are not less expert. Their polemic is directed never against the argument of the opponent, but always against his person." - Socialism
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|Ludwig von Mises||It is not mankind, the state, or the corporative unit that acts, but individual men and groups of men, and their valuations and their action are decisive, not those of abstract collectivities.||Epistemological Problems of Economics|| p. 153||Collectivism
|Ludwig von Mises||The main characteristic of collectivism is that it does not take notice of the individuals will and moral self-determination.||The Ultimate Foundation of Economic Science|| p. 106||Collectivism
|Ludwig von Mises||Collectivism is a doctrine of war, intolerance, and persecution. If any of the collectivist creeds should succeed in its endeavors, all people but the great dictator would be deprived of their essential human quality. They would become mere soulless pawns in the hands of a monster.||Theory and History|| p. 61||Collectivism
|Ludwig von Mises||The collectivists idolize only the one true church, only the great nation . . . only the true state; everything else they condemn. For that reason all collectivists doctrines are harbingers of irreconcilable hatred and war to the death.||Epistemological Problems of Economics|| p. 42||Collectivism
|Ludwig von Mises||When the collectivist extols the state, what he means is not every state but only that regime of which he approves, no matter whether this legitimate state exists already or has to be created.||Theory and History|| p. 254||Collectivism