29 April 2009

Wisdom from Alan Wolfe

I'll have more to say later about the final chapters of The Future of Liberalism, but this quote from Alan Wolfe deserves to stand on its own. You'll find it on page 229.

"Government, in a nutshell, is a synonym for civilization. One can, if one
chooses, imagine a society without it -- this is the favorite pastime of
anarchism, the least important political philosophy of our time -- but the
moment one begins to picture a society in which human needs are met, there
one will find government."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

A counter quote by Sarcastro the Redneck:
"The gub'mint is infringing on my natural, god-given right to be anti-social!"