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Frank Herbert and ideas about justice - Journal of Omnifarious

Mar. 15th, 2006

12:56 pm - Frank Herbert and ideas about justice

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In "The Dosadi Experiment", Frank Herbert explores the concept of justice. In the guise of various characters and the aphorisms of various cultures, he has many insightful observations about the topic.

Here is a collection of quotes from "The Dosadi Experiment".

There was a quote that really struck me:

If you think of yourselves as helpless and ineffectual, it is certain the you will create a despotic government to be your master. The wise despot, therefore, maintains among his subjects a popular sense that they are helpless and ineffectual.
--The Dosadi Lesson: A Gowachin Assessment

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From:tin_lizzy
Date:March 15th, 2006 10:16 pm (UTC)
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indeed.
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From:uber_wench
Date:March 15th, 2006 11:25 pm (UTC)
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From:omnifarious
Date:March 16th, 2006 02:54 pm (UTC)
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He is an interesting author. I'm afraid that I'd lose all respect for him if I read the remaining books of the Dune series though.

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From:uber_wench
Date:March 17th, 2006 03:38 am (UTC)
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From:omnifarious
Date:March 17th, 2006 03:44 am (UTC)
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I've not read anything but the first one. :-)

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From:ice_hesitant
Date:March 17th, 2006 05:04 am (UTC)
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I rather liked all six Dune books.^-^
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From:uber_wench
Date:March 21st, 2006 10:38 pm (UTC)
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