From the collection Drawing the Line Once Again:
...I sometimes am superstitiously afraid to belong to the same tribe and walk the same ground as our statesmen.
But no. Men have a right to be crazy, stupid, and arrogant. It's our special thing. Our mistake is to arm anyone with collective power. Anarchy is the only safe polity.
It is a common misconception that anarchists believe that "human nature is good" and so men can be trusted to rule themselves. In fact we tend to take the pessimistic view; people are not to be trusted, so prevent the concentration of power. Men in authority are especially likely to be stupid because they are out of touch with concrete finite experience and instead keep interfering with other people's initiative and making them stupid and anxious. And imagine what being deified like Mao Tse-Tung or Kim Il Sung must do to a man's character. Or habitually thinking about the unthinkable, like the masters of the Pentagon.