Quote: The Illusion of Democracy


Title: The Children of Men
Author: PD James
Page: 89

The system has the merit of simplicity and gives the illusion of democracy to people who no longer have the energy to care how or by whom they are governed as long as they get what the Warden has promised: freedom from fear, freedom from want, freedom from boredom.

How close are we coming to this already? Freedom from fear is the current goal, soon probably freedom from boredom.

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