Sunday, June 27, 2010



I should make clear that by the word politics, I do not mean "statecraft," which is what people ordinarily mean by politics and its practitioners, politicians. Nor do I regard the state simply as a form of administration: rather I view it (as did so many socialists and anarchists of my generation some 60 years ago) as a professional apparatus with a monopoly of violence that is used by ruling classes to control meddlesome lower classes.
— Murray Bookchin (1921-2006)

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

The pictures of police are making me weep with sorrow.

Thanks for the illuminating quote but it makes no difference does it? The state doesn't change. I don't have hope for a better day...

Adee said...

great quote. will copy it and use it on my Fbuk page :)