There is no telling how many wars it will take to secure freedom in the homeland.
~ George W. Bush(1946- ) 43rd US President: Source: In a speech on August 7, 2002
The war made possible for us the solutionof a whole series of problems that could never have been solved in normal times.
~ Joseph Paul Goebbels (1897-1945) Nazi Propaganda Minister in: The Göebbels Diaries, 1942-1943
All our political forms are exhausted and practically nonexistent. Our parliamentary and electoral system and our political parties are just as futile as dictatorships are intolerable. Nothing is left. And this nothing is increasingly aggressive, totalitarian, and omnipresent. Our experience today is the strange one of empty political institutions in which no one has any confidence any more, of a system of government which functions only in the interests of a political class, and at the same time of the almost infinite growth of power, authority, and social control which makes any one of our democracies a more authoritarian mechanism than the Napoleonic state.
~ Jacques Ellul