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“Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men, even when they exercise influence and not authority; still more when you superadd the tendency of the certainty of corruption by authority.”

–  Lord Acton

Quote of the Day - March 5, 2015

“Liberty is not a means to a higher political end. It is itself the highest political end.”

— Lord John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton

Cartoon of the Day 2-19-15

Today’s cartoon by Pamela Sutter. It will appear in her upcoming ebook (March 2015), May the Farce be with You.

(Sutter, of course, is quoting Lord Acton’s famous aphorism:  “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.”)


Reassessing The "Great Works" Of The Past

So on a whim I squeezed Rufus Fears’ collection of lectures, Books That Have Made History, onto my reading list of The 300.  I did so, for two reasons… 1,122 more words

Poetry And "Proesy"

Lord Acton

” By liberty I mean the assurance that every man shall be protected in doing what he believes his duty against the influence of authority and majorities, custom and opinion.”

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Daily Quote

January 10 in history

49 BC Julius Caesar crossed the Rubicon, signalling the start of civil war.

1776 Thomas Paine published Common Sense.

1806  Dutch settlers in… 356 more words


Quote by Lord Acton on power

A quote by Lord Acton on the concentration of power is the topic of this blog post.

“And remember, where you have a concentration of power in a few hands, all too frequently men with the mentality of gangsters get control. 213 more words

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