James C. Scott Quote

“The aspiration to such uniformity and order alerts us to the fact that modern statecraft is largely a project of internal colonization, often glossed, as it is in its imperial rhetoric, as a 'civilizing mission'.”

~ James C. Scott

Seeing Like a State: How Certain Schemes to Improve the Human Condition Have Failed (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1998), p. 82

Ratings and Comments


Mike, Norwalk

An excellent and accurate assessment!!! WOW, that's good, volumes could be writen on this one.

E Archer, NYC

Well said and quite accurate.

Joe, Rochester, MI

Government likes little robot people. They are easy to control when programmed.

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