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Quote from Jean-Francois Revel,

"Democracy tends to ignore, even deny, threats to its existence because it loathes doing what is needed to counter them. It awakens only when the danger becomes deadly, imminent, evident. By then, either there is too little time left for it to save itself, or the price of survival has become crushingly high." - Jean-Francois Revel


Jean-Francois Revel (more quotes by Jean-Francois Revel or books by/about Jean-Francois Revel)

[Jean-Francois Ricard] (1924-2006) French politician, journalist, author, philosopher, member of the Académie française


Democracy, Ignorance, Security, Denial


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