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Quote from Eric Hoffer,

"I doubt if the oppressed ever fight for freedom.
They fight for pride and for power -- power to oppress others.
The oppressed want above all to imitate their oppressors; they want to retaliate."


Eric Hoffer (more quotes by Eric Hoffer or books by/about Eric Hoffer)

(1902-1983) American author, philosopher, awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom


quoted in Eric Hoffer: An American Odyssey (Calvin Tompkins), 1968


Freedom, Oppression, Power


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