Socialism appears preposterous. A wish, a dream. Utopia without the wit; dystopia ab ovo.

Here is Dwight Macdonald’s definition. Explanation for this variant of socialism’s silliness available upon request. For most of us, no explanation necessary — just reading the definition upgrades the thesis of the unworkability of socialism from PROBABLY to DEFINITELY:

“By ‘socialism’ I mean a classless society in which the State has disappeared, production is cooperative, and no man has political or economic power over another. The touchstone would be the extent to which each individual could develop his own talents and personality.” Dwight Macdonald, The Root Is Man (1946)