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A Modern Politician Should Not Quarrel Except Deliberately – “Huey Long”, T. Harry Williams

September 11th, 2012 · No Comments · Politics, Power

Politicians in a stable democratic society do not have to employ such methods, and the capacity to hate is not for them a necessary attribute. Indeed, if they possess it in too great a degree they may be handicapped; they will be led into needless quarrels. The democratic politician, as an astute Englishman pointed out long ago, should not quarrel except deliberately, when he cannot avoid being embroiled – and then he should conduct the quarrel with a cool head.

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