… is from page 235 of the 2007 Definitive Edition (Bruce Caldwell, Ed.) of F.A. Hayek’s classic 1944 book, The Road to Serfdom; specifically, it’s from chapter 15, which is titled “The Prospects of International Order”:
We shall never prevent the abuse of power if we are not prepared to limit power in a way which occasionally may also prevent its use for desirable purposes.
DBx: Why is this indisputable truth so widely ignored?