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Obstructing Crusades – “Democracy, an American novel” – Henry Adams

July 15th, 2011 · No Comments · Campaigning, Means and Ends, Politics, Progressive Politics, US Politics

Gore was too experienced in politics to be caught in such a trap as this. He evaded the question.

“Mr. Ratcliffe has a practical piece of work to do; his business is to make laws and advise the President; he does it extremely well. We have no other equally good practical politician; it is unfair to require him to be a crusader besides.”

“No!” interposed Carrington, curtly; “but he need not obstruct crusades. He need not talk virtue and oppose the punishment of vice.”

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