“The Cure to All Problems”

Written by Jonathan on March 31st, 2009

As Animal Farm portrays societies that think of a communist utopia as the only way to overcome their human problems will always end up committing the same mistakes they are trying to avoid. People’s self-interest is part of human nature and even though a totalitarian regime might attempt to suppress it (and be successful to some extent for some time) rulers will obviously continue to act in their own self-interest and eventually become or at least act identically to the supposed “enemy”.

With regards to the corrupting ability of power, I believe excess power in the hands of few is bound to corrupt people. However, when power decentralized I do not think it will necessarily lead to a totalitarian regime.


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