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Étienne de La Boétie on Liberty and Tyranny

Étienne de La Boétie on facing corrupt rulers.

“Be resolute to serve no more, and you are at once free. I do not ask you to push him, to topple him over, but only to cease sustaining, and you will see him, as a great colossus whose pedestal we’ve shattered, fall of his own weight and break (“Soyez resolus a nes plus servir, et vous voila libres. Je ne vous demande pas de le pousser, de l’ ebranler, maus seulement de ne plus le soutenir, et vous le verrez, tel un grand colosse dont on a brise la base, fondre sous son poids et se rompre.”).”

ÉTIENNE DE LA BOÉTIE, DISCOURSE ON VOLUNTARY SERVITUDE. (THE POLITICS OF DISOBEDIENCE ON LA BOÉTIE’S THOUGHT ON LIBERTY AND TYRANNY)

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