Quotation of the Day…

by Don Boudreaux on July 4, 2012

in Hubris and humility, Man of System

… is from page 219 of the 1980 collection of Frank Chodorov’s best writing, Fugitive Essays:

Perhaps it is an inner need that impels the socialist to his ideology, for I have never met an advocate of government intervention who did not admit, inadvertently, his own capacity for commissariat functions.  He always has a plan, to which others must submit, and his certainty that the plan will produce the contemplated results does not permit him to brook criticism.  Always he is the fanatic.  If you disagree with him it is not because you are in error; it is because you are sinful.


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