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Quotation of the Day…

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… is from page 18 of George Will’s excellent 2019 book, The Conservative Sensibility [2] (footnote deleted; link added):

The Founders’ philosophy began with accommodation of, not cures for, human defectiveness. Harvey C. Mansfield rightly says [3] of the Founders, “It is true that they distrusted democracy, but not because they loved aristocracy. They distrusted democracy for the same reason they rejected aristocracy – because they distrusted human nature.”