We used to think that revolution is the cause of change. Actually, it is the other way around: revolution is a by-product of change. Change comes first, and it is the difficulties and irritations inherent in change that set the stage for revolution. To say that revolution is the cause of change is like saying juvenile delinquency is the cause of the change from boyhood to manhood.

Eric Hoffer (1902-1983) American writer, philosopher, longshoreman
“The Madhouse of Change,” Playboy (Dec 1968)

Reprinted in Voices of Concern: The Playboy College Reader (1971).

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