Thursday, September 20, 2007

A truism, 150 years later

It was correct then, it is correct today! -- Jim

From today's
Future of Freedom Foundation Update:

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Either some Caesar or Napoleon will seize the reins of government with a strong hand; or your republic will be as fearfully plundered and laid waste by barbarians in the twentieth century as the Roman Empire was in the fifth; — with this difference, that the Huns and Vandals who ravaged the Roman Empire came from without, and that your Huns and Vandals will have been engendered within your own country by your own institutions.

— Thomas Babington Macaulay, Letter to Henry Stephens Randall [October 9, 1858]

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