"Emergency regulations," said Feverstone. "You'll never get the powers we want at Edgestow until the Government declares that a state of emergency exists there."
"Exactly," said Filostrato. "It is folly to talk of peaceful revolutions...but until there is the disturbance, the firing, the barricades--no one gets powers to act effectively. There is not enough what you call weight on the boat to steer him."
Source: That Hideous Strength (Space Trilogy, Book 3), Pages: 471
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