The Soul of Man under Socialism - Oscar Wilde

The Soul of Man under Socialism

By Oscar Wilde

  • Release Date: 1891-01-01
  • Genre: Philosophy
Score: 4
From 214 Ratings


Wilde did not see kindness or altruism per se as a problem; what worried him was its misapplication in a way which leaves unaddressed the roots of the problem: "the altruistic virtues have really prevented the carrying out of this aim. Just as the worst slave-owners were those who were kind to their slaves, and so prevented the horror of the system being realised by those who suffered from it, and understood by those who contemplated it, so, in the present state of things in England, the people who do most harm are the people who try to do most good" while preserving the system.


  • good read

    By 13154babygirl
    read understand learn.
  • A Necessary read

    By Williams Supporter
    Whether you are a Marxist, socialist, or right wing Capitalist figurehead, this short read is considered a classic for a reason. A Soul if Man Under Socialism represents some of Oscar Wilde’s best writing, and successfully imagines the purest form of individualism as it could exist in a socialist society. 10/10 would recommend to anyone.