Revolutionary Foresight Note

There are few observers who possess a clear and comprehensive view of the revolutions of society, and who are capable of discovering the nice and secret springs of action which impel, in the same uniform diretion, the blind and capricious passions of a multitude of individuals.

Edward Gibbon, The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume Two, The History of the Empire from A. D. 395 to A. D. 1185, Chapter XVII (340 - 397 A. D.), pg. 45, The Modern Library, New York

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