Quotation by Giuseppe Mazzini

Insurrection:... insurrection as soon as circumstances allow: insurrection, strenuous, ubiquitous: the insurrection of the masses: the holy war of the oppressed: the republic to make republicans: the people in action to initiate progress. Let the insurrection announce with its awful voice the decrees of God: let it clear and level the ground on which its own immortal structure shall be raised. Let it, like the Nile, flood all the country that it is destined to make fertile.
Giuseppe Mazzini (1805–1872), Italian nationalist leader. Faith and the Future, sct. 2 (1835), trans. in Essays by Joseph Mazzini, ed. Bolton King (1894).
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