Sunday, June 15, 2008

Revolution liberating an idea -- Albert Jay Nock, 1943

I am reading Memoirs of a Superfluous Man" by Albert Jay Nock, written 1943.

I really like the following quotation (page 86 of 326) in the 1964 Henry Regnery printing.

"If a revolution liberates an idea, that idea will emerge and take hold of the public mind for good or ill, thus making the revolution successful, whether its immediate object be attained. If it does not liberate an idea, it amounts only to a riot which fizzles out with the gain or loss of its immediate object, and leaves no mark."

This quotation seems relevant for those, like me, who support the concepts of liberty so well articulated by Congressman Ron Paul, now that he has formally ended his campaign for the presidency and converted it to the new Campaign for Liberty to "promote and defend the great American principles of individual liberty, constitutional government, sound money, free markets, and a noninterventionist foreign policy, by means of educational and political activity.".

Ron Paul's Campaign For Liberty | The Revolution Continues

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