‘The task of government is not to satisfy everybody, but at least to satisfy somebody.  If it satisfies one reasonably influential class, or perhaps two, they will try to keep it in power; and the more classes it can satisfy the more solid it will be…Civilization doesn’t break up when only one major activity, or two, go awry.  But in our age economics have swollen into these huge corporate enterprises which bring a new form of oppression that wants coping with; nationalism has goten out of hand; and religious faith has gone to pieces…and between the lot of them our civilization does seem to be in a bad way.’

Are you serious Whitehead?  Luckily we are no longer in that predicament.

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