Joyce Cary Quote

The politician is responsible for law, for physical security, and in a world of tumult, of perpetual conflict, he has the alternatives, roughly again, of persuading people or shooting them. In the democracies, we persuade. And this gives great power to the spellbinder, the artist in words, the preacher, the demagogue, whatever you call him.


The Paris Review

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The politician is responsible for law, for physical security, and in a world of tumult, of perpetual conflict, he has the alternatives, roughly...

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The politician is responsible for law, for physical security, and in a world of tumult, of perpetual conflict, he has the alternatives, roughly...

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The politician is responsible for law, for physical security, and in a world of tumult, of perpetual conflict, he has the alternatives, roughly...

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The politician is responsible for law, for physical security, and in a world of tumult, of perpetual conflict, he has the alternatives, roughly...