The first of a series:

This is the gravest danger that today threatens civilization: State intervention, the absorption of all spontaneous social effort by the State; that is to say, of spontaneous historical action, which in the long-run sustains, nourishes and impels human destinies.

— Jose Ortega y Gasset, 1922, found in the introductory remarks to Our Enemy The State by Albert Jay Nock

And yet today, people still can’t figure out the Big Society.

We have far to go. I hope we travel quickly.

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