… is from page 95 of George Will’s newly published 2019 book, The Conservative Sensibility:
It is the distinction between the public and the private spheres of life. On this distinction, freedom depends. About this, progressivism says: Never mind. Government should undertake to “level the playing field.” This recurring phrase is revealing: Playing fields are leveled by bulldozers, which are not nice emblems of government. The result of government’s equalizing aspirations is a paradox – power wielded by elites claiming expertise in the manufacture of equality.