Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Quote of the Day (Alexander Bickel, on Government and ‘The Arts of Compromise’)

“No society, certainly not a large and heterogeneous one, can fail in time to explode if it is deprived of the arts of compromise, if it knows no ways of muddling through.”— Constitutional law expert Alexander M. Bickel (1924-1974), The Least Dangerous Branch: The Supreme Court at the Bar of Politics (1962)

I took the photo accompanying this post two years ago, on a vacation down to DC. No matter how dysfunctional I thought Capitol Hill then, it’s nothing like now.

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