When the hour and the real cause has come, the infection flashes like an electric spark over hundreds of miles. … The message goes through the air, and, in the one thing that counts all men are suddenly of one mind even if only in a blind conviction: Things must change.

Jacob Christoph Burckhardt (1818-1897) Swiss historian
“The Crises of History” (1869)
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