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  • They had time for everything they wanted, but no time for people or for any communal campus activities.
  • She wondered whether someone’s diapers hung on a clothesline made of the motor’s missing wires-whether its wheels had become a rope pulley over a communal well-whether its cylinder was now a pot containing geraniums on the window sill of the sweetheart of the man with the whiskey bottle.

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  • There is no nonsense so gross that society will not, at some time, make a doctrine of it and defend it with every weapon of communal stupidity.
    Robertson Davies
  • The drive for equality of opportunity would also require the abolition of the family since different parents have unequal abilities; it would require the communal rearing of children. The State would have to nationalize all babies and raise them in State nurseries under ’equal’ conditions. But even here conditions cannot be the same, because different State officials will themselves have different abilities and personalities.
    Murray N. Rothbard

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