"Recognition of our ignorance and fallibility taught us tolerance. It brought us to the open society—to the egalitarian theory of reason and juridicial equality, where general abstract norms define the limits of our actions but we are left to freely choose the content of our lives. From its first appearance in Athens, the open society has provoked the same reactions. It is a radical break from the tribal past; it is the real, great revolution of humanity. All movements to suppress liberal society are counter-revolutions, no matter what they are called or what ideals hide their function."