Thought for the Day: C.S. Lewis on Modern Tyranny

Not sure we’ve ever shared C.S. Lewis’s short and pithy takedown of progressive tyranny (dramatized in his novel That Hideous Strength and in many longer essays), but even if we have it is worth repeating:

“Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.”

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