In the long run, much public opinion is made in the universities; ideas generated there filter down through the teaching profession and the students into the general public.
Instead of being taught independence, energy, and enterprise, our youth today is taught to look for security.
As the egalitarianism of Marxism is attractive to many, socialism could have attracted many followers in America, anyway. But there is no doubt that it could not possibly have affected us so widely and so deeply as it has, had it not been heavily financed.
In this era in which we live, the old-fashioned virtues grow increasingly unpopular.
One who works for his own profit is likely to work hard. One who works for the use of others, without profit to himself, is likely not to work any harder than he must.
We approach closer and closer to socialism.