“Living with the strains of complexity”
Political society wants things simple. Political scientists know them to be complex… One could argue that, in part, the leftist impulse is so conspicuous among the educated and well-to-do precisely because they are exposed to more information, and are accordingly forced to choose between living with the strains of complexity, or lapsing into simplism.
— Daniel Patrick Moynihan, 1972
From the book The Schism in Black America