Charles Bukowski quote about dictatorship from Factotum - For each Joan of Arc there is a Hitler perched at the other end of the teeter-totter.
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For each Joan of Arc there is a Hitler perched at the other end of the teeter-totter.
 Charles Bukowski, Factotum (1975). copy citation

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Author Charles Bukowski
Source Factotum
Topic dictatorship
Date 1975
Language English
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Weblink https://libcom.org/files/Factotum%20-%20Charles%20Bukowski.pdf

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“He could do it. Dump us all. I knew that if I was driving that I would consider the possibility or desirability of drowning everybody. And sometimes, after just such considerations, possibility turns into reality. For each Joan of Arc there is a Hitler perched at the other end of the teeter-totter. The old story of good and evil. But none of the bus drivers ever dumped us. They were thinking instead of car payments, baseball scores, haircuts, vacations, enemas, family visits. There wasn't a real man in the whole shitload.” source

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