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Quotation of the Day…

… is from page 224 of George Will’s excellent 2019 book, The Conservative Sensibility:

Leon Trotsky once said that the problem with capitalist society is that every person thinks of himself and no one thinks of everyone. But beginning with the Soviet regime that Trotsky helped to found, the most hideous political oppressions have flowed from governments that have claimed to be able to, and to have a duty imposed by History to, think of everyone.