Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Quote of the Day: On politicians' pusillinamity


"There has been too much shrugging of the shoulders [by too many politicians such as he]. He justifies his shrug ... [partly] because politicians are not only pusillanimous, but rightly so, their pusillanimity being merely a realisation of their actual impotence; ... the doctrine that statesmen must always act contrary to their convictions, when to do otherwise would lose them office, implies [however] that they are less easily replaceable than is really the case."
~ John Maynard Keynes, from his 'Essays in Biography'
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