Power is Power

Everyone having the power will in the end commit the appropriate atrocities.

breakdown-of-nationsp. 26

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Since great power is by definition an element that can single-handedly throw the world from its balance, a single dictator in a large state is sufficient to disturb the peace of mind of all. As a result, a great-power world is safe and secure only if the government of each great power is in the hands of wise and good men (a combination that is rare even in democracies). As things are, however, great power attracts by its very nature the strong rather than the wise, and autocrats rather than democrats.

breakdown-of-nationsp. 71

Peoples never revolt against tyrants. They only revolt against the weak.

breakdown-of-nationsp. 77

Dumbledore & the Minister for Magic position


breakdown-of-nations Kohr, Leopold. 1978. The Breakdown of Nations. Dutton. ↩︎ 1 2 3