At Any Given Moment, A Society Contains A Certain Amount Of Accumulated And Accruing Aggressiveness.

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At any given moment, a society contains a certain amount of accumulated
and accruing aggressiveness. If more than twenty-one years elapse
without this aggressiveness being directed outward, in a popular
war against other countries, it turns inward, in social unrest, civil
disturbances, and political disruption.
-- Professor Charles P. Issawi