‘The whole point of bureaucracy is to reduce the possibilities of your life to the greatest possible degree when it doesn’t simply succeed in destroying them; from the bureaucratic point of view, a good citizen is a dead citizen.’
Or so wrote the French author Michel Houellebecq in his 2019 novel, Serotonin.
Michel Houellebecq has garnered a reputation as a prophetic novelist with an uncanny talent for timing.
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