Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Counterfeit Change

In using the same word we do not all mean the same thing.
— Abraham Lincoln (1864), quoted in Jacques Barzun, Lincoln's Philosophic Vision, 21st Fortenbaugh Lecture, Gettysburg College, 1982, 10.

American politics are an instance of Gresham's Law: bad sense drives out good.

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