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Regret Not the Doing, but the Necessity of Doing – “Democracy, an American novel” – Henry Adams

July 20th, 2011 · No Comments · Democracy, Means and Ends, Politics, Power, US Politics

I do not undertake to defend this affair. It is the act of my public life which I most regret—not the doing, but the necessity of doing. I do not differ from you in opinion on that point. I cannot acknowledge that there is here any real divergence between us.

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