18:00 - 19:00
It might help the debate to remind people what Marx himself recommended by way of public policy in his much-circulated Communist Party Manifesto. It contained ten wide-ranging policy proposals, and Sir John spent his early years exposing why nine of these caused misery, low incomes and a lack of freedom.
He presented an alternative, the Popular Capitalist Manifesto, based around the promotion of ownership for all and greater personal freedoms.
How much of a threat are Marxist ideas again today? What can we learn from Venezuela? Why do advocates of Marxism accept almost no responsibility for real-world approximations of their ideas, claiming states that followed their ideas were not true Marxist states?
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Read Sir John’s alternative to the Communist Party Manifesto here
The Rt Hon Sir John Redwood is Conservative Member of Parliament for Wokingham. He was formerly Secretary of State for Wales.