In the larger life of society, the people are made to submit to the orders of those who were originally meant to serve them -- the government and its agents. Once you do that, the power you have delegated will be used against you and your interests every time. And then you complain that your leaders "misuse their power." No, my friend, they don't misuse it; they only use it, for it is the use of power which is itself the worst misuse. - Alexander Berkman, What Is Communist Anarchism?
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An agreement between belligerent parties, by which they mutually engage to forbear all acts of hostility against each other for some time, the war still continuing. Truces are of several kinds: general, extending to all the territories and dominions of both parties; and particular, restrained to particular places; as, for example, by sea, and not by land, etc. They are also absolute, indeterminate and general; or limited and determined to certain things, for example, to bury the dead.