I don’t see much problem with people having desire for utopia. It’s natural. The only problem I see is that eventually the tensions between the dionysian and apolloian cause destruction and harm. Lots of people die. Structure is good, but I wish people could invent a way to safely dismantle structure when needed.
Its surprising how little we take responsibility for the collective failings that our group intelligence often delivers... or, maybe its not surprising, actually. Just, disappointing.
And it's all extremely systematic.
The interests of the super-wealthy are aligned against education, cooperation and the health of the planet, and we don't have time for throwing blame at the victims.
Ignoring the florid preface by the series editor, Tresch's introduction is legible enough, and his translation of Michel seems pretty comprehensible too.
Michel's is clearly a period piece, heavily stylized as a political / motivational screed, but fascinating nonetheless. I do wonder if "Every Society..." ever existed or if it's her invention. Clearly Octave Obdurant is at best a nom de guerre/plume.
It's a great phrase nonetheless and worthy of both note and remembrance. Nice catch, OP.