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Potent Quotable

May 13, 2010
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The essence of oligarchical rule is not father-to-son inheritance, but the persistance of a certain world-view and a certain way of life imposed by the dead on the living.  A ruling group is a ruling group so long as it can nominate its successors.  The party is not concerned with perpetuating its blood but with perpetuating itself,  Who wields power is not important, provided that the hierarchical structure remains always the same.

George Orwell, 1984

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