… is from page 56 of the original edition of Walter Lippmann’s sometimes deeply flawed but profoundly insightful and important 1937 book, The Good Society:
Those who look to the state as director of society must abolish the diversity and contrariness of human purpose.
I wonder if the many progressives who never tire of preening publicly as embracers of “diversity” understand Lippmann’s point. I wonder also if Lippmann’s point is understood by the many advocates of industrial policy. In both cases, I doubt it.