Quotation of the Day…

by Don Boudreaux on November 30, 2021

in Philosophy of Freedom

… is from page 99 of the late Christopher Hitchens’s excellent little 2001 tract, Letters to a Young Contrarian:

Distrust any speaker who talks confidently about “we,” or speaks in the name of “us.” Distrust yourself if you hear these tones creeping into your own style. The search for security and majority is not always the same as solidarity; it can be another name for consensus and tyranny and tribalism. Never forget that, even if there are “masses” to be invoked, or “the people” to be praised, they and it must by definition be composed of individuals.

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