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«Politics in the United States consists of the struggle between those whose change has been arrested by success or failure, on one side, and those who are still engaged in changing themselves, on the other. Agitators of arrested metamorphosis versus agitators of continued metamorphosis. The former have the advantage of numbers (since most people accept themselves as successes or failures quite early), the latter of vitality and visibility (since self-transformation, though it begins from within, with ideology, religion, drugs, tends to express itself publicly through costume and jargon).»
Author: Harold Rosenberg
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«The press should be not only a collective propagandist and a collective agitator, but also a collective organizer of the masses»
«AGITATOR, n. A statesman who shakes the fruit trees of his neighbors --to dislodge the worms.»
«Actually we are a vulgar, pushing mob whose passions are easily mobilized by demagogues, newspaper men, religious quacks, agitators and such like. To call this a society of free peoples is blasphemous. What have we to offer the world besides the superabundant loot which we recklessly plunder from the earth under the maniacal delusion that this insane activity represents progress and enlightenment?»
Author: Henry Miller
, Society of
«There have always been grievances and youth has always been the agitator.»