The truth of American government

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Lord Acton

Presented without comment.

 

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

Sources:

  1. By Allen & Co. – Letters of Lord Acton to Mary Gladstone: https://archive.org/stream/lettersoflordact00actouoft#page/n7/mode/2up, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=34661142
  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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