“Each of the three powers which now divide the world is in fact unconquerable, and could only become conquerable through slow demographic changes which a government with wide powers can easily avert. The second danger, also, is only a theoretical one. The masses never revolt of their own accord, and they never revolt merely because they are oppressed. Indeed, so long as they are not permitted to have standards of comparison, they never even become aware that they are oppressed.
The recurrent economic crises of past times were totally unnecessary and are not nowpermitted to happen, but other and equally large dislocations can and do happen without having political results, because there is no way in which discontent can become articulate.”