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Bonus Quotation of the Day…

… is from page 452 of Butler Shaffer’s superb September 1975 University of Miami Law Review article, “Violence as a Product of Imposed Order,” as reprinted in the 1979 collection The Politicization of Society (Kenneth S. Templeton, Jr., ed.):

Any effort to characterize the expectations of such an amorphous abstraction as “society” or “people” must constitute the height of presumption. While human beings are continually being collectivized into various groupings in order to assist in the generalization of human behavior, it is well not to confuse the abstraction with reality, but to remember that “society” consists of many separate individuals with unique tastes, values, motivations, experiences, and goals.


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