: Piper: Well, Nikhil seems to think that socialism is incompatiable with dictatorship. That is blatantly false as far as i am concerned.
How do you mean? In what sense? Where? I hope your not trying to begin some kind of anarcho-sectarian rangle against socialism, comrade.
: I agree that dictatorship is conceivably a necessary device in some circumstances.
Well, not so much dictatorship, which can be misinterpreted, but a lack of political rangling, the appointment of politicians by majoritarian vote etc. a necessary provisional phase in social organisation.