from Hijra to the Peace of Westphalia, … […] from the fertile Fertile Crescent through Spain to France; from the home of Tristan to Jerusalem; the conflagration of the Reformation and the Counter-Reformation, which swept … […]
Almost all the religious movements of the Reformation were communistic, and contemporary communism is likewise a religious movement.
[…]  Cross of Malta to the Cross of Geneva, we inherit a thousand years of war ethics.
 … Kant …
Only a socialist party that is steadfastly set on the road of the moral transformation of the soul can be entitled to use force to defend the programme of democracy.
Translation: Adam Fabry
First publication: “Polgárháború”, Szabadgondolat, 9.5, 1919, p. 121-125
KPA: 01/29 (7 p. copied from the original ; 7 p. translated in English)
Published english translation : “Civil War”, in DALE Gareth (ed.), Karl Polanyi: The Hungarian Writings ([POLANYI 2016]), p. 95-98