Years ago I visited a friend in his office and found this quotation tacked to his door (I think it was his door). I stumbled across it in my treasure trove of quotations, and it seems to ring worryingly true at the moment.
‘The essence of tyranny is the denial of complexity.’
Source: Jakob Burkhardt, seen pinned to a friend’s door. The quote, that is, not Jakob Burkhardt.
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