Author: Lord Acton, Source: letter to Mary Gladstone, 24 April 1881
The danger is not that a particular class is unfit to govern. Every class is unfit to govern.
Bells destroy the past and future, rendering every interval the same as any other, as the abstraction of a map renders every living mountain and river the same, even though they are not. Bells inoculate each undertaking with indifference.Author: John Taylor Gatto, Source: Dumbing Us Down, p. 6
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