„[Burke] emphasized that the new forms of politics, which hope to organize society around the rational pursuit of liberty, equality, fraternity, or their modernist equivalents, are actually forms of militant irrationality.“

"Why I became a conservative," http://newcriterion.com:81/archive/21/feb03/burke.htm The New Criterion (February 2003).

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Roger Scruton fénykép
Roger Scruton1
1944 - 2020

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John Allen Paulos fénykép

„Our two most basic political ideals—liberty and equality—are, in their purest forms, incompatible. Complete liberty results in inequality, and mandatory equality leads to a loss of liberty.“

—  John Allen Paulos, könyv A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper

Section 1, “Politics, Economics, and the Nation” Introduction (pp. 7-8)
A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper (1995)

Thomas Jefferson fénykép

„Whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends [life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness] it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it, and to institute new government…“

—  Thomas Jefferson 3rd President of the United States of America 1743 - 1826

1770s, Declaration of Independence (1776)
Kontextus: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.—That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

Reinhold Niebuhr fénykép

„The whole art of politics consists in directing rationally the irrationalities of men.“

—  Reinhold Niebuhr American protestant theologian 1892 - 1971

As quoted in obituary '"Reinhold Niebuhr Is Dead; Protestant Theologian, 78" by Alden Whitman in The New York Times (2 June 1971) http://www.nytimes.com/packages/html/books/niebuhr.pdf

Karl Marx fénykép

„Nor is it the irrationality of the form which is taken as characteristic. On the contrary, one overlooks the irrational.“

—  Karl Marx German philosopher, economist, sociologist, journalist and revolutionary socialist 1818 - 1883

Vol. II, Ch. I, p. 30.
(Buch II) (1893)

George Peacock fénykép
African Spir fénykép

„In the actual state of social relationships, the forms ("formes", Fr.) of politeness are necessary as a subsitute to benevolence.“

—  African Spir Russian philosopher 1837 - 1890

Forrás: Words of a Sage : Selected thoughts of African Spir (1937), p. 50.

Theodore Kaczynski fénykép

„People do not consciously and rationally choose the form of their society. Societies develop through processes of social evolution that are not under rational human control.“

—  Theodore Kaczynski, könyv Industrial Society and Its Future

"Some Principles of History", paragraph 106
Industrial Society and Its Future (1995)

Thomas Jefferson fénykép
Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar fénykép

„Indians today are governed by different ideologies. Their political ideal set in the Preamble of the Constitution affirms a life of liberty, equality and fraternity. Their social ideal embodied in their religion denies them.“

—  Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar Father of republic India, champion of human rights, father of India's Constitution, polymath, revolutionary, social ref… 1891 - 1956

Political Science for Civil Services Main Examination (2010)

„Capitalism might be defined, if we wish to be scientific, as a form of economic organization motivated by the pursuit of profit within a price structure.“

—  Carroll Quigley American historian 1910 - 1977

Forrás: The Evolution of Civilizations (1961) (Second Edition 1979), Chapter 8, Canaanite and Minooan Civilizations, p. 240

„Again, irrationality can hurt, and here we have evidence that a particular form of it is widespread. The people accused around hurt, and the clients—be they children or grown adults—are hurt. Irrationality is not simply an amusing diversion provided by tarot cards or Ouija boards.“

—  Robyn Dawes American psychologist 1936 - 2010

Forrás: Everyday Irrationality: How Pseudo-Scientists, Lunatics, and the Rest of Us Systematically Fail to Think Rationally (2001), Chapter 9, “Sexual Abuse Hysteria” (p. 179)

Rollo May fénykép

„Whereas moral courage is the righting of wrongs, creative courage, in contrast, is the discovering of new forms, new symbols, new patterns on which a new society can be built.“

—  Rollo May US psychiatrist 1909 - 1994

Forrás: The Courage to Create (1975), Ch. 1 : The Courage to Create, p. 21

Mikhail Bakunin fénykép

„Everywhere, especially in France and England, social and religious societies are being formed which are wholly alien to the world of present-day politics, societies that derive their life from new sources quite unknown to us and that grow and diffuse themselves without fanfare.“

—  Mikhail Bakunin Russian revolutionary, philosopher, and theorist of collectivist anarchism 1814 - 1876

"The Reaction in Germany" (1842)
Kontextus: Everywhere, especially in France and England, social and religious societies are being formed which are wholly alien to the world of present-day politics, societies that derive their life from new sources quite unknown to us and that grow and diffuse themselves without fanfare. The people, the poor class, which without doubt constitutes the greatest part of humanity; the class whose rights have already been recognized in theory but which is nevertheless still despised for its birth, for its ties with poverty and ignorance, as well as indeed with actual slavery – this class, which constitutes the true people, is everywhere assuming a threatening attitude and is beginning to count the ranks of its enemy, far weaker in numbers than itself, and to demand the actualization of the right already conceded to it by everyone. All people and all men are filled with a kind of premonition, and everyone whose vital organs are not paralyzed faces with shuddering expectation the approaching future which will utter the redeeming word. Even in Russia, the boundless snow-covered kingdom so little known, and which perhaps also has a great future in store, even in Russia dark clouds are gathering, heralding storm. Oh, the air is sultry and pregnant with lightning.
And therefore we call to our deluded brothers: Repent, repent, the Kingdom of the Lord is at hand!

W.E.B. Du Bois fénykép
Charles James Fox fénykép
James Fitzjames Stephen fénykép

„I am not the advocate of Slavery, Caste, and Hatred, nor do I deny that a sense may be given to the words, Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity, in which they may be regarded as good.“

—  James Fitzjames Stephen Indian judge 1829 - 1894

Forrás: Liberty, Equality, Fraternity (1873-1874), Ch. 1
Kontextus: I am not the advocate of Slavery, Caste, and Hatred, nor do I deny that a sense may be given to the words, Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity, in which they may be regarded as good. I wish to assert with respect to them two propositions.
First, that in the present day even those who use those words most rationally — that is to say, as the names of elements of social life which, like others, have their advantages and disadvantages according to time, place, and circumstance — have a great disposition to exaggerate their advantages and to deny the existence, or at any rate to underrate the importance, of their disadvantages.
Next, that whatever signification be attached to them, these words are ill-adapted to be the creed of a religion, that the things which they denote are not ends in themselves, and that when used collectively the words do not typify, however vaguely, any state of society which a reasonable man ought to regard with enthusiasm or self-devotion.

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