Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Order & Power

The ultimate justification of the conferment of a power to coerce is that such a power is required if a viable order is to be maintained, and that all have therefore an interest in the existence of such a power.  But this justification does not extend further than the need.  There is clearly no need that anybody, not even the majority, should have power over all the particular actions or things occurring in society. [The Political Order of a Free People, p. 6]

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