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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.”)

Humor

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

History

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

Useful Quotations

Lord Acton quote on moral laws

“Opinions alter, manners change, creeds rise and fall, but the moral laws are written on the table of eternity.” Lord Acton

“I totally agree with this quote as the basic moral laws have always been and will always be eternal as they have existed since time began and will exist until time ceases to exist.  120 more words

Useful Quotations

He Said That? 1/3/15

From Lord Acton:

Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.

This is a familiar quote, but it yields a conclusion many Americans would rather not reach.

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Government