F.A. Hayek, from The Structure of Liberty:
The present scenario has tremendously altered the duty of the defender of liberty and made it far more tough. As long as the hazard got here from socialism of the frankly collectivist variety, it was attainable to argue that the tenets of the socialists had been merely false: that socialism wouldn’t obtain what the socialists needed and that it could produce different penalties which they might not like. We can not argue equally towards the welfare state, for this time period doesn’t designate a particular system. What goes underneath that title is a conglomerate of so many various and even contradictory components that, whereas a few of them might make a free society extra enticing, others are incompatible with it or might a minimum of represent potential threats to existence.
I’ve requested Salma Hayek for a remark.