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Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Great empires and little minds go ill together

Dana Mathewson

Quoting Edmund Burke, who in 1774 admonished the British government that they were taking the wrong tack on the American colonies: "Great empires and little minds go ill together."

Burke understood us very well -- much better than Parliament did, obviously. He told them that "An Englishman is the unfittest person on earth to argue another Englishman into slavery." They wouldn't listen, as we all know.

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