Sunday, January 15, 2012

Quote of the Day

“Bentham had as vivid an appreciation as Karl Marx … of the ways in which mysteries and illusions, often profitable to interested parties, have clustered round social institutions, concealing the fact that they with their defects are human artefacts, and encouraging the belief that the injustices and exploitation which they permit must be ascribed to nature and are beyond the power of men to change.  ‘Law’ says Bentham ‘shows itself in a mask’, and much that he wrote was designed to remove it.”  -H.L.A. Hart, Essays on Bentham 2 (1982).

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