Quote of the Day 11-27-13 (Randolph Bourne)

Posted: November 27, 2013 in Politics, Quotations
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English: Randolph Silliman Bourne 1886 - 1918

English: Randolph Silliman Bourne 1886 – 1918 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“War is the health of the state….In your reaction to an imagined attack on your country or an insult to its government, you draw closer to the herd for protection, you conform in word and deed, and you insist vehemently that everybody else shall think, speak, and act together. And you fix your adoring gaze upon the State, with a truly filial look, as upon the Father of the flock.”

Randolph Bourne, The State

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Quoted in The Heretic’s Handbook of Quotations

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