Ed Driscoll

CORRUPTION CORRUPTS: Jonah Goldberg dissects

CORRUPTION CORRUPTS: Jonah Goldberg dissects Lord Acton’s famous aphorism (no, that not a male follicular fashion worn by Don Cornelius), “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men”:

Now, it’s obviously true that Acton, an eminent 19th-century liberal, had an abiding problem with powerful men who let their power go to their heads