Posts Tagged ‘Socialism’

Fight Poverty With Oscar Wilde

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

Many bloggers will write about poverty on today’s Blog Action Day 2008. Most of their visions, however, will be quite similar to all that has been said before. Therefore I’d like to cite one of the great writers of all time: Oscar Wilde. Although a symbol of decadence, Wilde is also known for his social views.

“I think I am rather more than a Socialist. I am something of an Anarchist, I believe.” At the height of his success, he wrote a very moralistic essay, ‘The Soul of Man Under Socialism’. Quoting Wilde is always a feast, but this time it is for the good cause: fighting poverty.