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Quotation of the Day…

… is from page 285 of Philipp Blom’s 2010 book, A Wicked Company:

Now, however, around the time of his sixtieth birthday in 1773, [Denis] Diderot himself was in a position of influence, and he realized that the problem with power was not that it was held by the wrong people but that it was inherently corrupting.

DBx: Oui. Yes. Diderot is correct.

And so those who seek power seek to be corrupted – or, they are at least recklessly indifferent to the terrible risk.