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Rebellion is only an occasional reaction to suffering in human history; we have infinitely more insta…

Rebellion is only an occasional reaction to suffering in human history; we have infinitely more instances of submission to authority than we have examples of revolt. What we should be most concerned about is not some natural tendency toward violent uprising, but rather the inclination of people faced with an overwhelming environment of injustice to submit to it. Historically, the most terrible things?war, genocide, and slavery?have resulted not from disobedience, but from obedience.

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