1019: F.A. Hayek – Psychological Change That Will Destroy Liberty

The most important change which extensive government control produces is a psychological change, an alteration in the character of the people.

This is necessarily a slow affair, a process which extends not over a few years but perhaps over one or two generations.

The important point is that the political ideals of a people and its attitude toward authority are as much the effect as the cause of the political institutions under which it lives.

This means, among other things, that EVEN a strong tradition of political liberty is no safeguard if the danger is precisely that new institutions and policies will gradually undermine and destroy that spirit.Download Print Quality (3050×3840) 2.18MB  |  Normal Quality (1525×1920) 271KB
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