Dalrymple has lived all around the world, in places of vastly different cultures and ethnicities, and has come to one universal conclusion: that redistribution in the name of equality is everywhere a disaster. His new essay in City Journal is a nice summary of his experiences in three countries — one African, one Pacific and one Western — where redistribution has “reduced the capacity and inclination of people to pay for their own choices—and eventually the habit of making such choices”.
Anti-Semitism, it has often been said, is the socialism of fools. I would put things another way: socialism is the anti-Semitism of intellectuals.
Read the essay here.