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Utopian endeavors inevitably produce totalitarian results. Trying to build a perfect society out of imperfect people is more daunting than the Labors of Hercules. Usually sooner rather than later, those in charge start reforming people by killing them. So the simple formula is:
utopia + time (a variable)  = dystopia.

Nelson L. Dawson
Democracy Betrayed (Algora Publishing, 2020)


Society Commonplaces #110 Nov/Dec 2021

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