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(About Change)

You can't crush ideas by suppressing them. You can only crush them by ignoring them. By refusing to think, refusing to change.

("The Dispossessed: An Ambiguous Utopia")


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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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