Violence can be justifiable…

Violence can be justifiable, but it will never be legitimate. Its justification loses in plausibility the farther its intended end recedes into the future.

Gewalt kann gerechtfertigt, aber sie kann niemals legitim sein. Ihre Rechtfertigung wird umso einleuchtender sein, je näher das zu erreichende Ziel liegt.

(Hannah Arendt, On Violence)

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