opinions are cheap

The problem with politicians and democracy in 30 words or fewer:

A man who does not know what has been thought by those who have gone before him is sure to set an undue value upon his own ideas.

Mark Pattison, 1885.  Never heard of him until I found this quote referenced in a work by Lord Acton.

Published Thu, Apr 1 2010 12:20 PM by Nathaniel
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