"If there are two foci of power, then those of us who are without either can play at the game of balancing one off against the other, allowingneither to become overly strong. Buy when the same set of hands that controls the police and the military also controls the money and means of production, then tyranny is as absolute as human inefficiency will allow."
Rev. Edmund A Opitz
A survey of the social action literature.
*all the quotes of late are from a collection of essays from by the above author, primarily because married life, job hunting and fatherhood have absorbed nigh on all my time; this flagrant lazy bit of blogging is brought to you by the wonder which is the iPhone.