Why do all these social philosophies support the revolt against civilization? [...] Why do they attract and seduce so many intellectuals? I am inclined to think that the reason is that they give expression to a deep-felt dissatisfaction with a world which does not, and cannot, live up to our moral ideals and to our dreams of perfection.

Karl Popper

The Open Society and Its Enemies. Vol 1: The Spell of Plato (1945) p 5