Thursday, October 10, 2013

Quote of the Day (G.M.Trevelyan, on Government ‘In the Hands of Fools and Adventurers’)

 “Government remained in the hands of fools and adventurers, foreigners and fanatics, who between them went near to wrecking the work of the Tudor monarchy.”—George Macaulay Trevelyan, A Shortened History of England (1942)

Leave out “foreigners” (they would!) and change “the Tudor monarchy” to “American democracy,” and you would have a pretty good shorthand description of the current House of Representatives—one that will change forever (for the worse) the associations with “Tea Party” in American history.

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