NoPontification Wrote:
Nov 11, 2012 6:26 PM
It seems like I've got a quote at hand for everything today, but here's another from H. W. Prentis (often misattributed to Alexander Fraser Tytler). I thought of it when I read your excellent observation about democracies planting the seeds of their own demise): "The historical cycle seems to be: From bondage to spiritual faith; from spiritual faith to courage; from courage to liberty; from liberty to abundance; from abundance to selfishness; from selfishness to apathy; from apathy to dependency; and from dependency back to bondage once more."