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Quoted in Mark Levin's new book, Ameritopia, the Unmaking of America, via Instapundit.

The man of system . . . is apt to be very wise in his own conceit; and is often so enamoured with the supposed beauty of his own ideal plan of government, that he cannot suffer the smallest deviation from any part of it. He goes on to establish it completely and in all its parts, without any regard either to the great interests or to the strong prejudices which may oppose it. He seems to imagine that he can arrange the different members of a great society with as much ease as the hand arranges the different pieces upon a chess-board. Adam Smith

The man of system . . . is apt to be very wise in his own conceit. . . We all know men like this on both sides of the Atlantic, and quite a few women. We are paying them to pay chess with our lives.

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