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Big States, Servile Minds

"One of the principal organising themes (of Kenneth Minogue's book The Servile Mind) is the contrast between the creative individualism of the Western cultural tradition and the barren, intrusive and populist impulse towards collective salvation espoused by an intelligentsia committed to making us better." "...as morality merges with management, a servile readiness to fit both thought and conduct to what is politically correct becomes the passport for continuing dependence on the considerable benefits flowing from an intrusive state." "As Professor Minogue affirms in the very last sentence of his book, 'Few things are more destructive than political dreams of perfection.'"
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