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Quote from Richard Sennett,

"Tocqueville saw the brute repression of deviants as a necessity if men were to keep convincing themselves of their collective dignity through their collective sameness. The “poets of society,” the men who challenged the norms, would have to be silenced so that sameness could be maintained."


Richard Sennett (more quotes by Richard Sennett or books by/about Richard Sennett)


The Uses of Disorder: Personal Identity and City Life, 1970


Collectivist, Dignity


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