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“Freedom without socialism is privilege and injustice; socialism without freedom is slavery and brutality” ― Bakunin

Topic: Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators;

7. What does this quote means to you? (150 words)

“Freedom without socialism is privilege and injustice; socialism without freedom is slavery and brutality” ― Bakunin

Difficulty level: Moderate

Why the question:

The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 4 and part of ‘Quotes Wednesdays’ in Mission-2024 Secure.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Begin by explaining the literal meaning of the quote.

Body:

First, write about how freedom without socialism can lead to injustice and inequalities in the society. Cite examples.

Next, write about the counter view that how socialism without freedom can lead to slavery and despotism and slavery. Cite examples.

Conclusion:

Summarise by giving an opinion on balancing social justice and freedom.