• Socialism" is no more an evil word than "Christianity." Socialism no more prescribed Joseph Stalin and his secret police and shuttered churches than Christianity prescribed the Spanish Inquisition. Christianity and socialism alike, in fact, prescribe a society dedicated to the proposition that all men, women, and children are created equal and shall not starve.

    Kurt Vonnegut (2013). “If This Isn't Nice, What Is?: Advice for the Young”, p.64, RosettaBooks