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Ends and Means – “Cultural Amnesia” – Clive James

October 3rd, 2011 · No Comments · Ideology, Leadership, Means and Ends, Politics, Power

Montesquieu, less emotionally involved, saw a point about Tiberius that extended to all mankind. “Like most men, he wanted contradictory things; his general politics were nowhere in accord with his particular passions. He would have liked a Senate free and capable of making its government respected, but he also wanted a Senate to satisfy, at all times, his fears, his jealousies and his hatreds: finally the statesman gave way contentedly to the man.

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