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Freedom in a Collectivist Society

by The Editorial Board 1935

ALL too frequently has the distinction been drawn between freedom and collectivism. It is a false distinction based on a conception of freedom devoid of social content and of general human significance. It is, moreover, a harmful distinction which can only serve to prolong the existing lag between human needs in a techno' logical civilization and the present economic institutions. For it is only by a transfer of ownership and control of the wealth-producing resources of the nation to the vast masses who are engaged in intellectual and physical labor that a genuinely free and democratic life can be created.

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 1 Number 1, 1935, p. 9-10
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 13066, Date Accessed: 9/20/2018 2:45:56 PM

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