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The whole art of politics consists in directing rationally the irrationalities of men.

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Source Notes: Source: REINHOLD NIEBUHR.This statement is attributed to him in his obituary in The New York Times, June 2, 1971, p. 45. Unverified.

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Reinhold Niebuhr (June 21, 1892 June 1, 1971) was a Protestant theologian best known for his study of the task of relating the Christian faith to the reality of modern politics and diplomacy. He is a crucial contributor to modern just war thinking.

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