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First the Dominant Minority attempts to hold by force  —  against all right and reason  —  a position of inherited privilege which it has ceased to merit;  and then the Proletariat repays injustice with resentment, fear with hate, and violence with violence when it executes its acts of secession.  Yet the whole movement ends in positive acts of creation  —  and this on the part of all the actors in the tragedy of disintegration.  The Dominant Minority creates a universal state, the Internal Proletariat a universal church, and the External Proletariat a bevy of barbarian war-bands.
     —    Arnold J. Toynbee
From his book:  “A Study of History
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