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Saturday, 15 August 2015

Saturday Rave: The Truth about Politics by Woodrow Wilson.

Woodrow Wilson 1856 - 1924, used to be President of the United States of America.

Here he is:

Thomas Woodrow Wilson, Harris & Ewing bw photo portrait, 1919.jpg

As such, you'd have thought he'd have been quite keen on politics. He certainly did give it a great deal of thought.

And what conclusion did he draw? 

A magnificently detached one.

This is from a speech he gave to the New York Press Club in 1912.

The history of liberty is the history of resistance. The history of liberty is a history of the limitation of governmental power, not the increase of it.

It's interesting, I think, that someone who believed that should have ended up a president.

Ah well...perhaps he changed his mind.

Word To Use Today: liberty. This word comes from the Old French liberté, from the Latin līber, free.  
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