ks.Doubtless, our order will merge by degrees into another, and the new one will also work–but not so much because of what it is as because of what men will bring into it. The reason why Bolshevism did not work, and cannot work, is not economic. It does not matter whether the industry is privately managed or socially controlled; it does not matter whether you call the workers’ share “wages”
or “dividends”; it does not matter whether you regimental the people as to food, clothing, and shelter, or whether you allow them to eat, dress, and live as they like. Those are mere matters of detail. The incapacity of the Bolshevist leaders is indicated by the fuss they made over such details. Bolshevism failed because it was both unnatural and immoral. Our system stands. Is it wrong? Of course, it is wrong, at a thousand points! Is it clumsy? Of course, it is clumsy. By all right and reason it ought to break down. But it does not–because it is instinct with certain economic and moral fundamentals.