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Some may think that theory is not well suited to being quoted at all, but quoting theory is an interesting exercise and allows us to appreciate the moments when style, wit, vitriol, or personality shine in theoretical prose. This is literature, and can be as affecting as fiction or poetry.
a cool quotation from Arendt
"Even worse was that all societies formed for the protection of the Rights of Man, all attempts to arrive at a new bill of human rights were sponsored by marginal figures-- by a few international jurists without political experience or professional philanthropists supported by uncertain sentiments of professional idealists. The groups they formed, the declarations they issued, showed an uncanny similarity in language and composistion to that of societies for the prevention of cruelity to animals. No statesman, no political figure of any importance could possibly take them seriously;"
-hannah arendt, origins of totalitarianism, p. 289, 1954 edition.