The extension of women’s rights is the basic principle of all social progress.
Extremism can flourish only in an environment where basic governmental social responsibility for the welfare of the people is neglected. Political dictatorship and social hopelessness create the desperation that fuels religious extremism.
People don’t want charities to usurp the state as the core provider of social services.
I am for socialism, disarmament, and, ultimately, for abolishing the state itself… I seek the social ownership of property, the abolition of the propertied class, and the sole control of those who produce wealth. Communism is the goal.
Social progress can be measured by the social position of the female sex.
History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people.
The deepest problems of modern life derive from the claim of the individual to preserve the autonomy and individuality of his existence in the face of overwhelming social forces, of historical heritage, of external culture, and of the technique of life.
One cannot be too extreme in dealing with social ills; the extreme thing is generally the true thing.
Debt is a social and ideological construct, not a simple economic fact.
Interdependence is and ought to be as much the ideal of man as self-sufficiency. Man is a social being.