The itch to meddle in other people's affairs and to mind their business for them is an ancient one. It was rightly reprimanded by the Bhagavad Gita in India and by the Tao Teh Ching in China. It reaches its extreme degree in tyrannies like the German Nazi and the Russian Communist, where state interference in the people's lives, culture, religion, and freedom becomes intolerable.
-- Notebooks Category 11: The Negatives > Chapter 3: Their Presence in The World > # 131
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