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We live under a system by which the many are exploited by the few, and war is the ultimate sanction of that exploitation.
The number of substitutes for fine and clean thinking the world provides positively gnaws at one's vitals.
No citizen enjoys genuine freedom of religious conviction until the state is indifferent to every form of religious outlook from Atheism to Zoroastrianism.
In that state of resentful coma that they dignified by the name of research.
A State divided into a small number of rich and a large number of poor will always develop a government manipulated by the rich to protect the amenities represented by their property.
If there is one thing fundamental to the life of the spirit it is the absence of force.
The only real security for social well-being is the free exercise of men's minds.
It was like watching someone organize her own immortality. Every phrase and gesture was studied. Now and again, when she said something a little out of the ordinary, she wrote it down herself in a notebook.
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I respect fidelity to colleagues even though they are fit for the hangman.
It would be madness to let the purposes or the methods of private enterprise set the habits of the age of atomic energy.
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For me writing is a question of finding a certain rhythm. I compare it to the rhythms of jazz. Much of the time life is a sort of rhythmic progression of three characters. If one tells oneself that life is like that, one feels it less arbitrary.
June 30, 1893
March 24, 1950
Harold Joseph Laski was a British political theorist, economist, author, and lecturer.
A Grammar of Politics (1925)
Authority in the modern state (1919)
Liberty in the modern state (1948)
Studies In The Problem Of Sovereignty (1917)
The Rise of European Liberalism (1936)
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