Quote by William S. Burroughs

A functioning police state needs no police.

A functioning police state needs no police.


This quote suggests that in a society where the government has authoritarian control and surveillance, there might not be a need for a traditional police force since the state already has extensive powers to monitor and control its citizens. It implies that a fully functional police state suppresses opposition and dissent to such an extent that there is no need for law enforcement agencies as the state can effectively maintain control through its own mechanisms.


By William S. Burroughs
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