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Letter "A" » authoritarian
«Even the striving for equality by means of a directed economy can result only in an officially enforced inequality - an authoritarian determination of the status of each individual in the new hierarchical order»
«In its current form, globalization cannot be sustained. Democratic societies will not support it. Authoritarian leaders will fear to impose it.»
«We are at heart so profoundly anarchistic that the only form of state we can imagine living in is Utopian; and so cynical that the only Utopia we can believe in is authoritarian.»
«For men tied fast to the absolute, bled of their differences, drained of their dreams by authoritarian leeches until nothing but pulp is left, become a massive, sick Thing whose sheer weight is used ruthlessly by ambitious men. Here is the real enemy of the people: our own selves dehumanized into ''the masses.'' And where is the David who can slay this giant?»
Author: Lillian Smith
, Here is
, The Absolute
, The Masses
«Censorship reflects a society's lack of confidence in itself. It is a hallmark of an authoritarian regime.»
«Intolerance of ambiguity is the mark of an authoritarian personality.»
«History proves that all dictatorships, all authoritarian forms of government are transient. Only democratic systems are not transient. Whatever the shortcomings, mankind has not devised anything superior.»
«Women's liberation, if it abolishes the patriarchal family, will abolish a necessary substructure of the authoritarian state, and once that withers away Marx will have come true willy-nilly, so let's get on with it.»
«The family is the basic cell of government: it is where we are trained to believe that we are human beings or that we are chattel, it is where we are trained to see the sex and race divisions and become callous to injustice even if it is done to ourselves, to accept as biological a full system of authoritarian government.»
Author: Gloria Steinem
, Sex and
, The Family
«By religion I mean a set of beliefs held as dogmas, dominating the conduct of life, going beyond or contrary to evidence, and inculcated by methods which are emotional or authoritarian, not intellectual»
Author: Bertrand Russell
, dominated by
, The Conduct of Life