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Ordinary and extraordinary.

The extraordinary is the ordinary intensified and hence less orderly.

Why many hate politics.

Other kinds of order may be natural and spontaneous, but political order is unachievable outside of artifice and organization. 


Each of the four central political concepts has a social doppelgänger: Equality has sameness, Authority has value, Freedom has choice, and Order has norm.

Political concepts are not scientific concepts.

If not articulated from a position of passionate commitment, the four central concepts of politics—equality, authority, freedom, and order—would have no meaning or validity whatsoever.

Impossible within these terms.

How can a violent order be overturned without violence? Then again, how can a violent order be overturned with violence?


Sometimes you must be out of order in order to restore it.