Friday, 16 February 2007

‘[T]he colonizer denies the colonized the most precious right granted to most men: liberty.'

- Albert Memmi, The Colonizer and the Colonized. [1957]

'These are the times that try men’s souls: The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of his country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict the more glorious the triumph.'

— Thomas Paine, [December 1776]. The Crisis.

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