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Can true function arise from basic dysfunction?

("The Dispossessed: An Ambiguous Utopia")

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No, I don't mean love, when I say patriotism. I mean fear. The fear of the other. And its expressions are political, not poetical: hate, rivalry, aggression.
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Dead anarchists make martyrs, you know, and keep living for centuries. But absent ones can be forgotten.
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Compare the torrent and the glacier. Both get where they are going.
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To light a candle is to cast a shadow.
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It is above all by the imagination that we achieve perception and compassion and hope.
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If you evade suffering you also evade the chance of joy. Pleasure you may get, or pleasures, but you will not be fulfilled. You will not know what it is to come home.
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