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Giorgio Agamben

...there is no head of state in the world today who is not in virtuality a criminal. Those who shoulder the dreary mantle of sovereignty know that their turn may come to be branded a criminal by their colleagues. We certainly will not be the ones to complain. For the sovereign, who freely consented to donning the executioner's clothes, is now finally manifesting his originary kinship with the criminal. ”

Giorgio Agamben, Means Without End: Notes on Politics
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Means Without End: Notes on Politics Means Without End: Notes on Politics by Giorgio Agamben
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