30 March 2011

Ruled by power

"... the difference between the West and the rest is that Western societies are governed by politics; the rest are ruled by power." (The West and the Rest: Globalization and the Terrorist Threat, Roger Scruton, 2002; page  7). 
The ability for a society to be governed by politics depends on its citizens adopting a posture of authority, which posture translates in their conduct as the doing of one's duty. 

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