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Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men.

Lord Acton




How Power Corrupts III

I have already touched on the issue of the meaning of Lord Acton’s dictum, that “power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” I have invoked J.R.R. 966 more words

Political Philosophy

Lord Acton

The famous quote by Lord Acton is wrong, its not power per se that’s the problem. The quote should say.

“Its the desire to gain or retain power that corrupts and the desire to achieve or hold absolute power that corrupts absolutely”


One-Party Rule.

One-party rule in state legislatures

Seems to agree with most sanguine natures.

Power corrupts, Lord Acton admonished;

So why should this tendency leave us astonished? 65 more words