Wednesday, April 2, 2008


The past shows unvaryingly that when a people's freedom disappears, it goes not with a bang, but in silence amid the comfort of being cared for. That is the dire peril in the present trend toward statism. If freedom is not found accompanied by a willingness to resist, and to reject favors, rather than to give up what is intangible but precarious, it will not long be found at all.

- Richard Weaver, 1962

Quoted by Jonah Goldberg in Liberal Fascism. Have you read it yet? You should!

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