I think there does need to be give and take on both sides, and this idea that sex is kind of a woman’s right to absolutely withhold, just as the idea that sex is a man’s right to demand I think they are both they both need to be moderated, so to speak.
The idea of politics as a conservation in which the collision of opinions is moderated and accommodated, in which what is sought is not truth but peace, has been almost entirely lost, and supplanted by a legalist paradigm in which all political claims and conflicts are modelled in the jargon of rights.john n. gray
Every country has its own constitution; ours is absolutism moderated by assassination.Anonymous Russian, as quoted in Political Sketches of the State of Europe, from 1814-1867 (1868) by Georg Herbert Münster-Ledenburg, p. 19
An intelligent Russian once remarked to me,'Every country has its own Constitution.Ours is absolutism moderated byassassination.'Political Sketches of the State of Europe1814-1867
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