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It is not the citizen who gains value from the nation, but the nation that gains value from the citizens. Politics does not come first, followed by the rights of individuals. Politics aims to protect the rights of the individuals in the community.
Igino Giordani, Catholic revolt, Coletti, 1945, p. 39
Politics, as the art of governing the peoples for their good, authority that constitutes the service to the people, if often transformed to do evil to the population: authority that turns upside down in dominion, placing the service of the people for his own benefit. In reality, politics, in such totalitarian and imperialistic regimes and in certain phases of capitalism has become the art of wiping out people, consuming them and scattering them in a inhuman and badly paid labour or dragging them into a war adventure which are now nothing else but hunger and butchery.
Igino Giordani, Dehumanism, Morcelliana, 1948, p. 48-49
It is a heroic act of sanctity to descend to counter the advancing of madness in the political terrain: throwing the soul into the struggle for the health of our brothers, to serve our brothers, the most unfortunate. The effort of politics should be that of charity, and thus a pressure to overcome the division of parties and classes within external races and languages.
Igino Giordani, Dehumanism, cit., p. 50