… is from page 191 of F.A. Hayek’s 1939 University of Chicago monograph, “Freedom and the Economic System,” as it is reprinted as chapter nine of the 1997 collection, edited by Bruce Caldwell, Socialism and War:
More and more people are being driven by their indignation about the suppression of political and intellectual freedom in some countries to join the very forces which make the ultimate suppression of their own freedom inevitable. It would mean that many of the most active and sincere advocates of intellectual freedom are in effect its worst enemies, much more dangerous than its avowed opponents….
DBx: Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose.
Hayek was born 123 years ago on this date.