Socialism Does NOT Work: Coercion over Freedom

An address by Daniel Hannan at the Oxford Union

Daniel Hannan gives his argument that Socialism does not work at his address at the Oxford Union in December 2013.

Daniel Hannan opens with a quote from a from a previous socialist known as Adolf Hitler. The socialist voters elevated cohersion over freedom. The human nature of dog eat dog and ambition to do well was harnessed by capitalism to a socially useful end. He highlights that there are no socialist countries in the world today (e.g. Cuba, Zimbabwe etc) that have presumed to be better than a capitalist one. He concludes his rousing speech with by saying socialism does not work and the house must vote for freedom.

About Daniel Hannan

Daniel Hannan is a author, columnist, writer and blogger, and he has been a member of the European Parliament representing South East England for the Conservative Party since 1999. He graduated with a double first in history from Oriel College, Oxford, and worked as a speechwriter and journalist before standing for election. He is President of the Initiative for Free Trade, a Visiting Professor at the University of Francisco Marroquín and a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Winchester. He has written numerous books including New York Times bestsellers Inventing Freedom: How the English-Speaking Peoples Made the Modern World (2014), Why America Must Not Follow Europe (2011), The New Road to Serfdom: A Letter of Warning to America (2010), and Sunday Times bestseller Why Vote Leave (2016). His latest book is What Next: How to get the best from Brexit (2016). He blogs at www.hannan.co.uk.