A collection of Lewis essays called “God In The Dock” has an essay called “Is Progress Possible, Willing Slaves of the Welfare State” it’s excellent reading- (written in the early 1950’s)
For example- in this essay Lewis says:
“If we are to be mothered, mother must know best. . . . In every age the men who want us under their thumb, if they have any sense, will put forward the particular pretension which the hopes and fears of that age render most potent. They ‘cash in.’ It has been magic, it has been Christianity. Now it will certainly be science. . . . Let us not be deceived by phrases about ‘Man taking charge of his own destiny.’ All that can really happen is that some men will take charge of the destiny of others. . . . The more completely we are planned the more powerful they will be.”
Another great Lewis quote. Thanks.