The truth of American government

Lord Acton

Presented without comment.


“”Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men.”2


  1. By Allen & Co. – Letters of Lord Acton to Mary Gladstone:, Public Domain,
  2. Letter to Bishop Mandell Creighton, April 5, 1887 published in Historical Essays and Studies, edited by J. N. Figgis and R. V. Laurence (London: Macmillan, 1907)

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