Main Index: Author Index Richard L. Rubenstein



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"Bureaucracy can be understood as a structural and organizational expression of the related processes of secularization, disenchantment of the world, and rationalization."  (Richard L. Rubenstein, The Cunning of History)

"Is not a law which carries no penalties functionally equivalent to no law at all?"  (Richard L. Rubenstein, The Cunning of History)

"It is an error to imagine that civilization and savage cruelty are antitheses. On the contrary, in every organic process, the antitheses always reflect a unified totality, and civilization is an organic process."  (Richard L. Rubenstein, The Cunning of History)

"Mankind never emerged out of savagery into civilization."  (Richard L. Rubenstein, The Cunning of History)

"The bureaucracy that Nixon sought to use extralegally might be so used by a future president. Should, for example, the economic crisis continue to deteriorate or should a catastrophic war break out, a future president might be tempted by the readiness of a desperate nation to accept radical measures in order to solve its woes."  (Richard L. Rubenstein, The Cunning of History, 1975)

"We are sadly forced to conclude that we live in a world that is functionally godless and that human rights and dignity depend upon the power of one's community to grant or withhold them from its members."  (Richard L. Rubenstein, The Cunning of History)

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