Quote of the Day

A democracy becomes hopelessly weak, and the general good suffers accordingly, if its higher officials, bred up to despise it, and drawn from those very classes the dominance of which it is pledged to destroy, serve it only half-heartedly.

— French historian Marc Bloch (1886-1944) in his book on his nation's defeat to National Socialist Germany, Strange Defeat: A Statement of Evidence Written in 1940, as quoted by Steve Hayward of Power Line in a post on the decline of historical scholarship in (socialist) academia titled, "Can History Be Restarted?"