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Lord Acton

Lord Acton or John Dalberg-Acton, 1st Baron Acton (1834-1902) was a politician, historian, and writer.

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The Problem of Power

Her leaders judge for a bribe,
    her priests teach for a price,
    and her prophets tell fortunes for money.
Yet they look for the Lord’s support and say, 347 more words


Why Trump Esteems Putin

This astonishing fact appeared in an important column by Michael Gerson on Trump’s political position, and was discussed in the second half of the previous… 859 more words

Enemies Of Freedom

On One Study Alone

‘Apart from what is technical, method is only the reduplication of common sense, and is best acquired by observing its use by the ablest men and in every variety of intellectual employment. 274 more words

“Great men are almost always bad men”

18 June 2015

It was two hundred years ago today that Napoleon met his Waterloo, ten kilometres south of Brussels. By the end of that Sunday, confronted by the Duke of Wellington’s army and with his right flank out-maneuvered by Field Marshall Blucher’s Prussian army, the Armee du Nord crumbled. 196 more words

3 Quotes Challenge - Day 1

Many thanks to masgautsen of The Thoughts and Life of Me for nominating me to participate in the 3 Quotes Challenge, (http://thethoughtsandlifeofme.com/2015/06/14/3-quotes-challenge-1st-day/).

There are three simple rules: 170 more words


Absolute Power Corrupts?

Just recently, a good friend of mine asked me to comment on Lord Acton’s quote about Absolute Power Corrupting Absolutely.  The discussion arose due to a completely different author writing about the quote.  1,148 more words

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