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In a democracy -- even if it is a so-called democracy like our white-?litist one -- the greatest veneration one can show the rule of law is to keep a watch on it, and to reserve the right to judge unjust laws and the subversion of the function of the law by the power of the state. That vigilance is the most important proof of respect for the law.

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Nadine Gordimer

South African novelist and short-story writer whose work describes the effects of apartheid (born in 1923)

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