Crises of the Republic: Lying in Politics, Civil Disobedience on Violence, Thoughts on Politics, and Revolution, Hannah Arendt, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1972
A student of Karl Jaspers and Martin Heidegger, Hannah Arendt was one of the leading political philosophers of the 20th century. “On Violence”, first published in 1969, as a separate book, is one of the most influential essays on the inverse relation between power and violence.
…. – the greater the bureaucratization of public life, the greater will be the attraction of violence. In a fully developed bureaucracy there is nobody left with whom one can argue, to whom one can present grievances, on whom the pressure of power can be exerted. Bureaucracy is the form of government in which everybody is deprived of political freedom, of the power to act; for the rule of Nobody is not no-rule, and where all the equally powerless we have a tyranny without a tyrant.