Thursday, March 10, 2005

Entropy as an Oppositional Force to Dictatorship

Wretchard at Belmont Club offers an interesting philosophical analysis of the topsy-turvy events in Lebanon these days. His premise is that dictators require consistant, widespread control and order throughout their domain and find themselves in a constant struggle against the forces of entropy; (the intrinsic force pushing in a direction toward disorder). I agree with him. Democracy, on the other hand, seems to coexist well with the forces of entropy in that it's design can accommodate change in a peaceful way. Cool blogging at Belmont Club! Check it out.