Quote from Roger Scruton,
"The welfare state that is built upon this conception seems to prove precisely away from the conservative conception of authoritative and personal government, towards a labyrinthine privilege sodden structure of anonymous power, structuring a citizenship that is increasingly reluctant to answer for itself, increasingly parasitic on the dispensations of a bureaucracy towards which it can feel no gratitude."
Roger Scruton (more quotes by Roger Scruton or books by/about Roger Scruton)
(1944- ) English philosopher, professor, writer, and composer
Apathy, Bureaucracy, Citizenship, Government, Power, Privilege, Responsibility, Statism, Welfare, Anonymity