“In our society anyone who keeps himself in reserve, fails to participate in elections, regards political debates and constitutional changes as superficial and without real impact on the true problems of man … will be judged very severely by everybody. He is the true heretic of our day. And society excommunicates him as the medieval church excommunicated the sorcerer.”
“… This shows that man in his entirety is being judged today in relation to political affairs, which are invested with ultimate value. In our judgment everything has become political, and political affairs are the ultimate guidepost. Beyond them there is nothing …”
— Jacques Ellul, The Political Illusion.