Quotation of the Day…

by Don Boudreaux on June 21, 2012

in Politics

… is from page 14 of Olivier Bernier’s 2000 volume, The World in 1800; Bernier is here speaking of the Reign of Terror during the French revolution – but this particular historical fact reflects one of all governments’ universal itches:

Many excesses, therefore, were passed off as needed for the defense of the Republic.


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