giovedì 5 agosto 2010

La repubblica dei cani

"It very seldom happens among Men to fall out, wen all have enough. [...] We may observe in the Republick of Dogs, (which in its Original seems to be an Institution of the Many) that the whole State is ever in the profoundest Peace, after a full Meal; and, that Civil Broils arise among them, when it happens for one great Bone to be seized on by some leading Dog, who either divides it among the Few, and then it falls to an Oligarchy; or keeps to Himself, and then it runs up to a Tyranny".
[Jonathan Swift, The Battle of the Books]

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