The lies against socialism answered, by Sean Matgamna
This article first appeared in Socialist Organiser in 1990.
'But socialism is dead, darling!' This was one response on the street to the front page a Socialist Organiser with the headline: 'Stand up for socialism' And there were many similar responses, sad as well as gleeful.
For sure, if the Stalinist systems were any sort of socialism, then socialism is dead, and it deserves to be dead. It was rotten and stinking for decades before its recent outright collapse.