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If the Sovereign desires to govern, or the magistrate to give laws, or if the subjects refuse to obey, disorder takes the place of regularity, force and will no longer act together, and the State is dissolved and falls into despotism or anarchy.
 Jean-Jacques RousseauThe Social Contract (1762). copy citation

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1762
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Of the Social Contract, or Principles of Political Law, Book III
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Translated by George Douglas Howard Cole
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