Monday September 14, 2009
Book 11: Massively Parallel — Part III: Credomar Command


KEVYN: Lota is a dictator, Reverend.  Isn't that automatically evil?

REVEREND THEO: Of course it isn't.

REVEREND THEO: If a dictator is just, enlightened, and moral, and if the people are stil afforded choice, then dictatorship can do more good, and do it more effectively than any other form of government.

Of course before a dictatorship can scale up to govern millions, you must introduce layers of delegation.

REVEREND THEO: Bureaucracy...  Now that is automatically evil.

Worse still, it's hard to pin it on one particular bureaucrat.