Christopher Dawson Quote
The moment that the state came into conflict with the higher power, the moment that it set itself up as an end in itself, it became identified with Augustine's earthly city and lost all claims to a higher sanction than the law of force and self-interest. Without justice, what is a great kingdom but a great robbery, magnum latrocinium?
The Making of Europe: An Introduction to the History of European Unity (ed. CUA Press, 1932) - ISBN: 9780813210834