Quote of the Day

It was Jean-Jacques Rousseau who had first announced that human beings could be transformed for the better by the political process, and that the agency of change, the creator of what he termed the “new man”, would be the state, and the self-appointed benefactors who controlled it for the good of all.  In the twentieth century his theory was finally put to the test, on a colassal scale, and tested to destruction.

                    —Paul Johnson in Modern Times (1991 revised edition)

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