“Man’s urge for change and his need for stability have always balanced and checked each other,…”

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“Man’s urge for change and his need for stability have always balanced and checked each other, and our current vocabulary, which distinguishes between two factions, the progressives and the conservatives, indicates a state of affairs in which this balance has been thrown out of order.”

Hannah Arendt, “Civil Disobedience”, The New Yorker, (12 September 1970)

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