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Joseph de Maistre (1753 – 1821)

Savoyard lawyer, diplomat, writer, and philosopher.
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Joseph de Maistre
All grandeur, all power, all subordination to authority rests on the executioner: he is the horror and the bond of human association. Remove this incomprehensible agent from the world and at that very moment order gives way to chaos, thrones topple and society disappears.
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