"The main question is where this movement will lead us. Is it not possible that if the people whose convictions now give it an irresistible momentum began to see what only few apprehend, they would recoil in horror and abandon the quest which for half a century has engaged so many people of good will? Where these common beliefs of our generation will lead us is a problem not for one party but for every one of us - a problem of the most momentous significance. Is there a greater tragedy imaginable than that, in our endeavor consciously to shape our future in accordance with high ideals, we should in fact unwittingly produce the very opposite of what we have been striving for?"
- p.7 The Road to Serfdom by F.A. Hayek