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1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four) by Orwell
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  • By comparison with that existing today, all the tyrannies of the past were half-hearted and inefficient.
  • In the past the Middle had made revolutions under the banner of equality, and then had established a fresh tyranny as soon as the old one was overthrown.
  • The new Middle groups in effect proclaimed their tyranny beforehand.

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  • Boundless intemperance
    In nature is a tyranny; it hath been
    The untimely emptying of the happy throne,
    And fall of many kings.
    William Shakespeare  --  Macbeth
  • The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States.
    Thomas Jefferson et al.  --  The Declaration of Independence

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