Absolutely. At any rate, that characteristic was reserved for Dr. Pulaski, I suppose--until she had an unexplained change of heart, mid-season.
Still--interestingly enough, Picard makes a brief reference to the envents of "Where No One Has Gone Before"--explaining why Wesley's on the bridge.
I'm guessing Diane had an early script, on that.
Still, I'll admit that Ghost Ship
was my least favorite of Diane's novels--because none of the characters seemed particuarly sympathetic. They all seemed cold, and pretty flat.
"The saying implies but does not name the effective agency of its supposed utopia.... 'Needs and abilities' are, of course, subjective. So the operative statement may be reduced to 'the State shall take, the State shall give'."