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Civilized, he could have died for a moral consideration, say the defence of Judge Miller's riding-whip; but the completeness of his decivilization was now evidenced by his ability to flee from the defence of a moral consideration and so save his hide.
40) It was a process of civilizing Mexico while tolerating decivilization--decivilizing situations--civilization and decivilization.
Evoked famously by Norbert Elias in his book on the Germans, (41) signalling that both civilizing and decivilizing can occur, as occurred in Germany in the years after World War I simultaneously--civilization and decivilization.