There is a mastery to be had which is too simple in its form for many people to grasp: that men are not angels. Thus we have government. Not that government is a replacement for angelic conduct, for angels successfully govern themselves without the imposition of government - a true republic - but the best government; even a man-made republic ["if you can keep it"], is a far superior form of the practice of government than any other. We still, 230 years later, are not angels, but that does not detract from the need to try. Socialism, by contrast, is a dance with the devil.
The mastery of government angels