Tuesday, September 16, 2008

How come I never caught this before?

"Power corrupts" -- LORD Acton.

Uh huh. Thanks for the tip. Perhaps His Lordship was trying to pull an Epimenides paradox on us?

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

Wasn't Lord Acton so great?

I know, I know, British peerage system, he doesn't actually gain much power by being 22nd Earl of Halfingwaysshireford, blah blah blah ...

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