A response to Simmons


The letter sent by Diane Simmons confused me — especially the last paragraph about socialism.

Has she been to one of the many capitalist countries that have democratic socialist governments? Many of them have economies that are almost as rich as ours (on a list of the top 10 in the world) — England, Germany, Sweden, Norway, Holland, to name a few.  They are much smaller in size than ours and have been socialist since World War II.

I wonder if she equates socialism with communism. Has she been to a communist country to compare the two forms of government?  If she hasn’t had the experience, she’d be surprised.


Jean Athan

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