"The rational organization is
thus an alienating organization: the guiding principles of conduct
and reflection, and in due course of emotion as well, are not seated in
the individual conscience of the Reformation man, or in the independent
reason of the Cartesian man. The guiding principles, in fact, are
alien to and in contradiction with all that has been historically understood
as individuality. It is not too much to say that in the extreme development
the chance to reason of most men is destroyed, as rationality increases
and its locus, its control, is moved from the individual to the big-scale
organization. There is then rationality without reason. Such
rationality is not commensurate with freedom but the destroyer of it"
(The Sociological Imagination, 1959, p. 170).