Bill Bonner (in 2005)

There are two ways to build a better world. The world improvers such as Hitler and Alexander propose to do it by force. They apply a top-down method, effectuating ‘regime change’ in various foreign countries…and making a public spectacle of themselves to boot. The problem is that their ideas of a better world are no more than vanity – they have no better idea what a better world might look like than anyone else. And as soon as they take out their weapons to force the issue, the campaign sinks into barbarism; for what is barbarism except the use of force over persuasion? The whole thing is a fraud, beginning with a lie…developing into a farce…and ending in disaster.