F.A. Hayek on “The End of Truth”

On page 163 of his infamous The Road to Serfdom Fredrich Hayek wrote that in totalitarian societies:

“The word ‘truth’ itself ceases to have its old meaning.  It describes no longer something to be found, with the individual conscience as the sole arbiter of whether in any particular instance the evidence (or the standing of those proclaiming it) warrants a belief; it becomes something to be laid down by authority, something which has to be believed in the interest of the unity of the organized effort [to enforce totalitarianism] and which may have to be altered as the exigencies of this organized effort require it.”  This last segment reminds you of Anthony Flipflop Fauci, doesn’t it?  (“Masks are useless,” then “Masks are mandatory”, bla, bla, bla).

This is the passage from The Road to Serfdom that I was thinking of in my blog in response to Google’s cutting off the ad revenue for the site, accusing us of contradicting “authoritative” consensus (aka the pronouncements of Biden, Fauci, Pelosi, Schumer, and all of their other commie comrades).

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9:19 pm on October 6, 2021

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