PJ O'Rourke, Parliament of Whores, p.3

"What is this oozing behemoth, this fibrous tumour, this monster of power and expense hatched from the simple human desire for civic order? How did an allegedly free people spawn a vast, rampant cuttlefish of dominion with its tentacles in every orifice of the body politic?" Parliament of Whores

PJ O'Rourke