• It has been the struggle between privileged men who have managed to get hold of the levers of power and the people in general withtheir vague and changing aspirations for equality, for justice, for some kind of gentler brotherhood and peace, which has kept that balance of forces we call our system of government in equilibrium.

    John Dos Passos (2010). “The Ground We Stand on: The History of a Political Creed”, p.21, Transaction Publishers