Of Justice in the Revolution and in the Church: Popular Philosophy—Program (1860)
At the beginning of a new work, we should explain our title and our intentions.
Ever since humanity entered the period of civilization, for as long as anyone can recall, the people, said Paul Louis Courier, have prayed and paid.
They pray for their princes, for their magistrates, for their exploiters and their parasites;
They pray, like Jesus Christ, for their executioners;
They pray for the very ones who should, by rights, pray for them. […]