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Author QuotedArthur Koestler
Title QuotedThieves in the Night
Date (Year/Month/Day)1957/10/30
Imprint[S.l.] : [s.n.]. 1946
Quotation"The ‘People' are regarded through the Socialist Bureaucracy's eyes as a target for propaganda, not as a living reality whose interests, tastes, foibles must be understood and shared if you wish to change the face of the world. The Socialist party bosses or most of them come from the people but were not of the people; they tried to control or manipulate man without identifying themselves with him. Their voice was the voice of the pamphlet or the lecturer at the evening school - not the voice of a new humanity." Koestler.
Quotation SourceA Search for Solitude: Pursuing the Monk's True Life. The Journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 3, 1952-1960.; Edited by Lawrence S. Cunningham. / San Francisco : Harper Collins. 1996, p. 131
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