Does the end justify the means? If I understand him right, Theo Arrowsmith's letter (M Star February 16) worries me.
In defending the need for state security in new socialist states, Theo speaks of the new states' "enemies," so branding any who do not concur with a particular political ideology.
He describes those who experience life in a different way to his utopia as having temporarily lost their balance and, more sinister still, he speaks of internal threats such as "diseases … of perception." I can already feel the breath of the old KGB.
No-one has the right to tell another what to think, still less to hunt down and "coerce" an individual, using the euphemism "state security." Public opinion does that job more humanely.
Beware that those replacing capitalist inhumanity don't replace it with a worse system.