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Unconscious violence is a symptom. A conscious decision not to live by present conditions must be better viewed as a causal force.

Checks and balances are a luxury of prosperous times. The historical norm is more Hobbesian: whoever gets the Mandate of Heaven sets the ethics and a comfortable Burkean convention.

by das monde on Tue May 31st, 2016 at 01:45:47 AM EST
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