Stephen Hicks, "Your Sex Life Under Socialism"
Episode #7 of Open College Podcast
Topics and times: Definition of socialism // Robert Heilbroner and top-down control // From old-style communalism to individualism in sex and love // New-style communalism // Sex and reproduction in the Soviet Union: Alexandra Kollontai // Quantity and Quality of Sexuality // The National Socialists and Dr. Franz Hamburger // Fellow-travelers, West and further East.
Friedrich Engels, "Letter to Karl Kautsky," February 1, 1881.
Franz Hamburger, “National-Socialism and Medicine”. Hamburger’s address to the German medical profession. Translated from Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift, 1939, No. 6. Readings on Fascism and National Socialism, edited by Alan Swallow et al., Department of Philosophy, University of Colorado.
Robert Heilbroner, "What Socialism Is," Dissent, 1978. Note that just before the collapse of the Soviet Union, Heilbroner wrote that while he still thought socialism was morally superior to capitalism, it was nonetheless inferior at economic production (The New Yorker, 1989).
Alexandra Kollontai, Theses on Communist Morality in the Sphere of Marital Relations, first published in Kommunistka, No. 12 (1921). Also in Alexandra Kollontai, Selected Writings (Allison & Busby, 1977), translated by Alix Holt.
Wilhelm Reich, “Politicizing the Sexual Problems of Youth” (1932). In The Weimar Republic Sourcebook, p. 323.
Matt Ridley, "The Western Environmental Movement's Role in China's One-Child Policy," 2015.
William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, early 1590s.
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