Quote from Robert Nisbet 

"There are…certain freedoms that are like circuses.
Their very existence, so long as they are individual
and enjoyed chiefly individually as by spectators,
diverts men’s mind from the loss of other, more fundamental,
social and economic and political rights."

Quote by:
Robert Nisbet
(1913-1996) American sociologist, author
Twilight of Authority, 1975
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