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Quote from Butler D. Shaffer,

"It is collectivism that is the unrealistic expression of utopian belief systems.  In its worst form -- the state -- collectivism is the institutionalized exertion of violence to compel living beings to behave contrary to their natural self-interest inclinations.  So strong are the motivations for individual preferences that the state must resort to attacks upon the very nature of life to satisfy the ambitions of those who see others as nothing more than resources to be exploited for such ends." -- Butler Shaffer, HERE


Butler D. Shaffer (more quotes by Butler D. Shaffer or books by/about Butler D. Shaffer)

Professor, Southwestern University School of Law


Altruism, Collectivism, Statism, Violence


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