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April 7, 2009

TT: Almanac

"The same thing has happened in recent history: the French Revolution liberated people from the power of the aristocrats. But the bourgeoisie that took over represented the exploitation of man by man and had to be destroyed--as in the Russian Revolution, which then degenerated into totalitarianism, Stalinism, and genocide. The more you make revolutions, the worse it gets. Man is driven by evil instincts that are often stronger than moral laws."

Eugène Ionesco, interview, The Paris Review, 1984

Posted April 7, 2009 12:00 AM

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