Conquest’s Three Laws of Politics

Historian Robert Conquest is said to have proposed three laws of politics:

  1. Everyone is conservative about what he knows best.
  2. Any organization not explicitly and constitutionally right-wing will sooner or later become left-wing.
  3. The behavior of any bureaucratic organization can best be understood by assuming that it is controlled by a secret cabal of its enemies.

I can’t think of any counter examples to 2 and 3, can you?

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