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Bernard Crick Quotes: The attempt to politicize everything is the destruction of politics. When everything is seen as relevant to politics, than politics has in fact become totalitarian.
         

The attempt to politicize everything is the destruction of politics. When everything is seen as relevant to politics, than politics has in fact become totalitarian.


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

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



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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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