Wednesday, October 01, 2014

The drunken body politic

"we are delighted to learn from Mr. Spencer that the Houses of Parliament... Resemble the cerebral masses in a vertebrate animal... Apparently the social organism in Mr. Spencer's ideal state, where government is no longer needed, ought to resemble an animal drunk or asleep, with the brain doing as little as possible." -- David George Ritchie, The Principles of State Interference, pp. 20-21

1 comment:

  1. I don't really know where to drop this link, about "private law" in California prisons ... http://www.theatlantic.com/features/archive/2014/09/how-gangs-took-over-prisons/379330/

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