[Marxism] On the appointment of John Bolton

Brian Shannon Brian_Shannon at verizon.net
Wed May 18 08:48:41 MDT 2005

In the school of political projectors, I was but ill entertained; the 
professors appearing, in my judgment, wholly out of their senses, which 
is a scene that never fails to make me melancholy. These unhappy people 
were proposing schemes for persuading monarchs to choose favourites 
upon the score of their wisdom, capacity, and virtue; of teaching 
ministers to consult the public good; of rewarding merit, great 
abilities, eminent services; of instructing princes to know their true 
interest, by placing it on the same foundation with that of their 
people; of choosing for employments persons qualified to exercise them, 
with many other wild, impossible chimeras, that never entered before 
into the heart of man to conceive; and confirmed in me the old 
observation, "that there is nothing so extravagant and irrational, 
which some philosophers have not maintained for truth."

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