But the fact is that, while we are living technologically in the Atomic Age, the majority of men–including most of those who are in power–still live emotionally in the Stone Age; that while our mathematics, astronomy and the natural sciences are of the twentieth century, most of our ideas about politics, the state, and society lag far behind the age of science. If mankind commits suicide it will be because people will obey those who command them to push the deadly buttons; because they will obey the archaic passions of fear, hate, and greed; because they will obey obsolete clichés of state sovereignty and national honour.
-Erich Fromm, On Disobedience

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