William S. Burroughs
“We have a new type of rule now. Not one-man rule or rule of aristocracy or plutocracy, but small groups elevated to positions of absolute power by random pressures and subject to political and economic factors that leave little room for decision.
They are representatives of abstract forces who have reached power through surrender of self. The iron-willed dictator is a thing of the past.
There will be no more Stalins, no more Hitlers.
The rulers of this most insecure of all worlds are rulers by accident – inept, frightened pilots at the controls of a vast machine they cannot understand – calling in ‘experts’ to tell them which buttons to push.”