Hey, who knew Justice David George Harrison Souter was such a shmartie:
Talking about the importance of teaching history and the humanities in general, Souter displayed a warmth and wit that is at odds with his image as a Spartan, taciturn New Englander.
“Where history’s understanding is missing, cynicism will take its place,” Souter said at a meeting of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
So true! Here are a few truisms proven by history —
Absolute power corrupts absolutely.Power arrogated to the executive is rarely relinquished voluntarily.”Iron-willed” discipline to employ questionable methods for worthwhile goals usually is a bad thing.
Some Presidents are better than others.
I could go on…..