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The Servile Temptation


Today on Uncommon Knowledge, why would free people submit themselves to an overweening federal government?  Paul Rahe, author of Soft Despotism, explains.

According to Tocqueville, the dominant mood within liberal commercial societies where there is a modicum of actual equality is inquietude – anxiety, a sense of not knowing what to do, of feeling just a little bit lost.  When we’re feeling anxious, we’re tempted to look to the government for help.

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