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Hate and Revolution

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In political science, a revolution (Latin: revolutio, "a turn around") is a fundamental change in political power and political organization, which occurs relatively quickly when the population revolt against their oppression (political, social, economic) by the incumbent government. In book V of the Politics, the Ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle (384–322 BC) described two types of political revolution:
The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure.
Thomas Jefferson, Letter to William Stephens Smith (13 November 1787), quoted in Padover's Jefferson On Democracy
An oppressed people are authorized, whenever they can, to rise and break their fetters.
Henry Clay, Speech on the Emancipation of South America, House of Representatives (24 March 1818); The Life and Speeches of the Hon. Henry Clay, vol. I (1857), ed. Daniel Mallory
It is time to apply to the mystique of revolution the same critical intelligence that has been applied to the mystique of war.
Giovanni Baldelli, Social Anarchism (1971)
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