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David Mamet on Marx, the Constitution and guns

January 26th, 2013 by Bookslinger

Karl Marx summed up Communism as “from each according to his ability, to each according to his needs.” … … [T]he saying implies but does not name the effective agency of its supposed utopia. The agency is called “The State,” and the motto, fleshed out, for the benefit of the easily confused must read “The State will take from each according to his ability: the State will give to each according to his needs.” “Needs and abilities” are, of course, subjective. So the operative statement may be reduced to “the State shall take, the State shall give.”

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Story of Mamet’s conversion from liberal to conservative in his own words, here:

www.villagevoice.com/2008-03-11/news/why-i-am-no-longer-a-brain-dead-liberal/full/

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