Finally, the transformation of the rule of might into the rule of right is greatly facilitated by the pressures of daily life, which severely limit the political activities of the vast majority of mankind.  Though the majority may become politically active in a significant way for a brief time in a revolutionary era, the necessity of securing a livelihood quickly drives most from the political arena.  For better or worse, few men have the financial resources which enable them to set aside their usual economic activities for long.  As a result, the affairs of state in any civilized society and in many that are not, are directed by a small minority.  The majority are largely apolitical (1966, p.54).