Tuesday, 26 May 2020

"Conversion is more powerful than compulsion." ~ David French

"Of course, people can be compelled to do a great deal that is against their interest by threatening them with guns and grenades. But no great society will ever be built with such coercion. It is far better and more lasting to persuade people to your point of view. And if you cannot do so, then what basis do you have for believing that your point of view is worthwhile?"
~ Donald Boudreaux, explaining David French's point, made on Juliette Selgren's "new and excellent podcast"

1 comment:

  1. "Ideas that people must be compelled to act in accordance with are almost certainly dangerous, uncivilized, and uncivilizing."
    Without posting the next paragraph above, your post is most confusing. Very few libertarians have persuaded people towards libertarian-ism or to classical liberalism, yet the belief is still worthwhile.


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