„To put on the garment of legitimacy is the first aim of every coup.“

—  Barbara Tuchman, livro A Distant Mirror

Fonte: A Distant Mirror (1978), p. 399

Última atualização 4 de Junho de 2020. História
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Barbara Tuchman
1912 - 1989

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—  Norodom Sihanouk Cambodian King 1922 - 2012

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„To accept the legitimacy of the state is to embrace the necessity for war.“

—  L. K. Samuels American writer 1951

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„We will block what is nothing less than a coup.“

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„Agonies are one of my changes of garments.“

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