In a letter dated April,1887, John Dalberg-Acton, 1st Baron Acton, described his concerns about the church and the monarchy:
“Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men, even when they exercise influence and not authority, still more when you superadd the tendency or the certainty of corruption by authority. There is no worse heresy than that the office sanctifies the holder of it.”
Once again, history repeats. But does it have to?
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