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April 05, 2002

This from the wonderfully insightful Dr. Theodore Dalrymple, writing in National Review about the proliferation of bureaucratic paperwork seeking to combat terrorism by asking citizens who have dealings with government agencies to reveal any subversive activities and criminal intent:

"The fact is that bureaucrats are inclined to believe that to every problem there is an equal and opposite form, whose completion by enough people will solve it: or if not solve it, at least prove that they, the bureaucrats, have done everything in their power about the problem, and are therefore doing their jobs properly."

Posted by Woodlief on April 05, 2002 at 06:14 PM