Aardy R. DeVarque (aardy) wrote,
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A quote for the season

"The deadliest enemies of nations are not the foreign foes; they always dwell within their borders. And from these internal enemies civilization is always in need of being saved. The nation blest above all nations is she in whom the civic genius of the people does the saving day by day, by acts without external picturesqueness; by speaking, writing, voting reasonably; by smiting corruption swiftly; by good temper between parties; by the people knowing true men when they see them, and preferring them as leaders to rabid partisans or empty quacks."

William James, Oratory at the unveiling of a monument to Col. Robert Gould Shaw, 1897.



Feudalism: Serf & Turf
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