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Compromise is a meeting in the middle between two stances.[citation needed]


Ludwig von Mises opposed compromise when it resulted in a logically nonsensical result.[1] However, he also wrote, "No party would wittingly prefer social disintegration, anarchy, and a return to primitive barbarism to a solution which must be bought at the price of the sacrifice of some ideological points."[2] He also attacked interventionism by arguing that "the reasoning of the advocates of this middle solution is entirely fallacious. The conflict between socialism and capitalism is not a struggle between two parties for a greater share in the social dividend. To see the matter this way is tantamount to a full acceptance of the tenets of the Marxians and the other socialists."[3]


  1. Mises, Ludwig von. "The Fight Against Error". "Some authors try to justify the contradictions of generally accepted ideologies by pointing out the alleged advantages of a compromise, however unsatisfactory from the logical point of view, for the smooth functioning of interhuman relations." 
  2. Mises, Ludwig von. "World View and Ideology". Human Action. 
  3. Mises, Ludwig von. "The Plain Citizen versus the Professional Propagandist of Bureaucratization". Human Action.