Monday, July 26, 2021

A Perfect Society is a Tyranny

A nation where people have come to believe that they have achieved perfection will be dogmatic, philosophical, and totalitarian. It cannot survive—it will either be taken over by outside forces or break apart in a civil war. 

In his book The Social Contract, Rousseau said, “A population of gods could have a democratic government. A government as perfect as that is not for men." 

History tells us that the barbaric, ruthless, and warlike people achieve far greater economic, cultural, technological, and political success than the people who believe that they are entitled to succeed because they are perfect. 

The barbarians are the great movers of history.

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