State of DespairCommentary by Pete du Pont
September 04, 2002
Statism has proved itself a failure for more than three-quarters of a century in every sort of nation around the world. Soviet and Chinese statist policies failed. Statist policies failed in India, Tanzania and Chile. And now they are failing in Zimbabwe, Kenya and most of Africa. One would think that repeated failures would have discredited the idea of state power at the expense of individual liberty.