Authoritarian High Modernism

Authoritarian High Modernism: James Scott concept, see Legibility.

see also Nassim Taleb's Soviet-Harvard Illusion.

cf Pseudo-Science, Cargo Cult

Phil Ebersole: Scott took pains to point out he is by no means opposed to scientific research, central planning or social reform, provided the planners (1) take small steps, (2) take no irreversible steps, (3) are prepared for surprises and (4) allow for human ingenuity that goes beyond the plan. (Piece Meal Social Engineering)


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