Saturday, June 18, 2016

Quote of the Day (Montesquieu, on How States Perish)

“More states have perished by the violation of their moral customs than by the violation of their laws.” — French political theorist Charles de Secondat baron de Montesquieu, Considerations on the Causes of the Greatness of the Romans and Their Decline (1734), translated by David Lowenthal

This year, if we’re unlucky, we may elect a President who might commit both violations.

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