Ludwig von Mises, Bureaucracy, p.13

"The champions of totalitarianism call themselves 'progressives' precisely because they pretend to have comprehended the meaning of the portents [inexorable progress towards socialism]. And they ridicule and disparage as 'reactionaries' all those who try to resist the working of forces which - as they say - no human effort is strong enough to stop. Because of these 'progressive' policies new offices and government agencies thrive like mushrooms. The bureaucrats multiply and are anxious to restrict, step by step, the individual citizen's freedom to act", Bureaucracy (1945), p.13

Ludwig von Mises