Wells and scientific dictatorship

And this tidbit from H. G .Wells:

“The crisis [the Great Depression] discovered a great man in Franklin
Roosevelt…None too soon he has carried America forward to the second
stage of democratic realization. His New Deal involves such collective
controls of the national business that it would be absurd to call it
anything but socialism, were it not for a prejudice lingering on from
the old individualist days against that word…Both Roosevelt and Stalin
were attempting to produce a huge, modern, scientifically organized,
socialist state, the one out of a warning crisis and the other out of a
chaos…” – H.G. Wells The Fate of Man 1939

“The New Deal is plainly an attempt to achieve a working socialism and
avert a social collapse in America; it is extraordinarily parallel to
the successive ‘policies’ and ‘Plans’ of the Russian experiment.
Americans shirk the word ‘socialism’, but what else can one call it?” – H.G. Wells The New World Order 1939

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