Whitacre: I love legalism. They should bring it to this country. It's like a totalitarian state. [Because] everything is regulated, you never have to worry about breaking the rules because everything's a rule. It's like "Can I do this?" No. Just assume "no", and we have to kill 'em. That's why I like legalism. See, if you break the rules, then we have to break you. Student: Sounds like a terrible system. Whitacre: Why? Because you like to break the rules? Yeah, that's exactly why. Most people don't want to think for themselves anyway.
Whitacre: I love legalism. They should bring it to this country. It's like totalitarianism.