July 02, 2008

Preparing for the future

Sara Robinson answers the question: what does authoritarianism have to do with the future?

Everything. Where we fall on the authoritarian spectrum has every damned thing in the world to do with how well we identify looming issues, which options we're willing to consider, how far we can adapt, and whether or not we're likely to succeed. Authoritarianism is dangerous not just because it's hostile to individual liberty, but also because it poisons every step of the process of social change. And societies that succumb to it are, in a very real sense, setting themselves up for failure.

Don't miss reading the rest. (via The Sideshow)

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