Now, David Warren is, objectively speaking, a very stupid man. For that reason, I'll rarely comment on one of his brain farts. But he wrote something this weekend that I just had to share:
They (Shiner: Thatcher, Reagan) knew that bureaucracy is an evil; but accepted it as a necessary evil, susceptible to reform and occasional "downsizing." We need to take one step farther, and grasp that it is an unnecessary evil -- that any human activity which requires a cumbersome bureaucracy is itself morally dubious; that anything which reduces the human being to a "unit" for bureaucratic purposes is in its nature inhuman.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm pretty sure the activities he's talking about are war and justice. Am I close? If anyone can decode the above nonsense, please share.
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