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The City as Refuge for Her Rebellions

October 4, 2014

And whoever becomes ruler of a city accustomed to living freely and does not destroy it, let him expect to be destroyed by her, because as refuge for her rebellions she always has the name of liberty and her old customs, which neither through the length of time nor for any good deed will ever be forgotten. And whatever one does there and whatever one provides, if it is not to persecute or disperse the inhabitants, this name and these customs will never be forgotten.

Machiavelli, The Prince.

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Thinking a lot about the siege of Kobanê and its inhabitants, victims of the Machiavellian manoeuvrings of the international powers – including Turkey and the USA – implicated in the inhuman cruelty of ‘ISIS’ fascism.

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