"Surely a large part of the zealous repression of radical protest in America has its roots in the fact that millions of men who are apparently “insiders” know how vulnerable the system is because they know how ambiguous their own attachments to it are. The slightest challenge exposes the fragile foundations of legitimacy of the state."
John Scharr (more quotes by John Scharr or books by/about John Scharr)
Power and Community, 1970
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