"The policies of the democratic totalitarians are consistent with each other, and consistent with what they mean by 'democracy'. And they are consistent also in being uniformly directed against the foundations of freedom. Not unity but difference, not the modern state but whatever is able to maintain itself against the state, not leaders but unyielding opponents of leaders, not conformity with official opinion but persisting cirticism, are the defenses of freedom." -- James Burnham, The Machiavellians