Lipton’s Journal/February 22, 1955/666
The value of commodities is that they give us power. The only legitimate power. Passive power. To wit, power for ourselves, rather than the power which is domination of others. The aim of man is to increase his own power. In the domination of others we diminish our true power for we can be enriched only by taking, and the domination of others is giving which if it predominates too totally can only exhaust the man who has social power. History as opposed to the distant and perhaps unattainable Hissoul, is the story of the attempt of man against society to convert domination into power.