Julien Benda Quote

Formerly, leaders of states practiced realism, but did not honor it… With them morality was violated, but moral notions remained intact. … The modern governor, owing to the fact that he addresses crowds, is compelled to be a moralist, and to present his acts as bound up with a system of morality.


pp. 110-111 - Treason of the Intellectuals (1927)

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Formerly, leaders of states practiced realism, but did not honor it… With them morality was violated, but moral notions remained intact. … The...

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Formerly, leaders of states practiced realism, but did not honor it… With them morality was violated, but moral notions remained intact. … The...

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Formerly, leaders of states practiced realism, but did not honor it… With them morality was violated, but moral notions remained intact. … The...

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Formerly, leaders of states practiced realism, but did not honor it… With them morality was violated, but moral notions remained intact. … The...