Monday, April 04, 2016

Cautionary tale …

… Václav Havel on the Temptations of Political Power. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

Someone who forgets how to drive a car, do the shopping, make himself coffee, and place a telephone call is not the same person who had known how to do those things all his life. A person who had never before had to look into the lens of a television camera and now has to submit his every movement to its watchful eye is not the same person he once was.
And most of the politicians we have on offer are not remotely as principled as Havel.

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