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The agony of international relations is the need to try to practice politics without the basic conditions for political order.


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What matters in Politics is what men actually do - sincerity is no excuse for acting unpolitically, and insincerity may be channelled by politics into good results.



The politician has no more use for pride than Falstaff had for honour.

The politician has no more use for pride than Falstaff had for honour.



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The unique character of political activity lies, quite literally, in its publicity.



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Since the business of politics is the conciliation of differing interests, justice must not merely be done, but to be seen to be done.



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The plain truth is that what holds a free state together is neither general will nor a common interest, but simply politics itself.



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In an abstract but real sense, Marxism arose through the breakdown first of religion and then of 'reason' as single sources of authority.





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