THE BUREAUCRAT IS the greatest ally of the modern dictatorship – the modern “democratic” dictatorship, that is. Supporting the front men of the political business – the politicians and their cohorts – stand the bureaucrats (and their co-conspirators, the lawyers). Behind them stand the police and armed services, of course, but in a democracy where you have the illusion that the people you elect will actually carry out policies for your benefit, then there should be no recourse to old-fashioned violence except when things get really tricky.
Source: The Fortnightly Review.
Read my book; there’s no bureaucrats involved.