Saturday, July 15, 2006

Politics = compromising principles

“Once you’re elected to office, you become a less important person in history. That is, you may become more important in the eyes of the establishment, in that you have the power to make decisions but less important as a factor in social change because as soon as you take office, you are being battered by all of the instruments of wealth and power, which diminish whatever moral compassion you initially brought to that office.”
— Howard Zinn, Original Zinn (2006)


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