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  • If I harden myself with a particular idea and pursue only this goal, this one good, then in reaction there arises the counterstasis, the counterhardening, and with this the impossibility of social cooperation.

    --Eric Voegelin, in Detlev Clemens and Brendan M. Purcell, eds., Hitler and the Germans‎, p. 85 (2003)

    December 26, 2008