Thursday, November 08, 2012

Who Will Hold Power After Your Revolution?

If your answer is "No one," realize that in actuality, that will mean "No one whom I planned!"

Remember Hannah Arendt on the Russian Revolution: "The Bolsheviks found power lying in the street and picked it up."


  1. If you mean a violent revolution then I agree with you. But if you are referring to a collapse of the modern State because a sufficient number of people withdraw their philosophical consent, then I disagree.

    1. I've never heard you quote Kerensky before Bob.


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Pearce: British Journal for the History of Philosophy Deneen: The American Conservative Chao-Reiss: Computing Reviews