Tuesday, January 25, 2005

From another freedom-hating pinko

A tyrant must put on the appearance of uncommon devotion to religion. Subjects are less apprehensive of illegal treatment from a ruler whom they consider god-fearing and pious. On the other hand, they do less easily move against him, believing that he has the gods on his side.

Aristotle, Politics

And you thought Machiavelli's The Prince was the only how-to Team Rapture had read...


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