Presented Without Comment

[Kipling said in Kim] “‘When everyone is dead the Great Game is finished. Not before.’ And the only reason his prophecy did not come true was the constitutional restraint of the nation-state, while today our only hope that it will not come true in the future is based on the constitutional restraints of the American republic plus the technological restraints of the nuclear age.”

Hannah Arendt, The Origins of Totalitarianism

Well, so much for a republic’s constitutional restraints.

 

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