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  •  There's little difference practically (0+ / 0-)

    A civil war is just longer I suppose.

    If knowledge is power and power corrupts, does that mean that knowledge corrupts?

    by AoT on Sun Feb 02, 2014 at 11:06:38 AM PST

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    •  A revolution is the people against the state (0+ / 0-)

      A civil war is the people against the people.

      "The great lie of democracy, its essential paradox, is that democracy is the first to be sacrificed when its security is at risk. Every state is totalitarian at heart; there are no ends to the cruelty it will go to to protect itself." -- Ian McDonald

      by Geenius at Wrok on Mon Feb 03, 2014 at 05:00:13 AM PST

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      •  In theory, sure (0+ / 0-)

        But a revolution requires building a new state in nearly every historical instance. The Russian revolution was the new state against the old for quite a while.

        If knowledge is power and power corrupts, does that mean that knowledge corrupts?

        by AoT on Mon Feb 03, 2014 at 07:35:52 AM PST

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