A Quote by Paul Johnson on action, belief, danger, emotion, envy, evil, fear, politics, popularity, society, stability, and wealth

The urge to distribute wealth equally, and still more the belief that it can be brought about by political action, is the most dangerous of all popular emotions. It is the legitimation of envy, of all the deadly sins the one which a stable society based on consensus should fear the most. The monster state is a source of many evils; but it is, above all, an engine of envy.

Paul Johnson

Source: The Recovery of Freedom (Blackwell)

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