Wednesday, 27 February 2008

Quote of the day

” If we cannot learn, if the only effect upon us of the presence of the dynamiter in our midst is to make us multiply punishments, invent restrictions, increase the number of our official spies, forbid public meetings, interfere with the press, put up gratings -- as in one country they propose to do -- in our House of Commons, scrutinize visitors under official microscopes, request them, as at Vienna, and I think now at Paris also, to be good enough to leave their greatcoats in the vestibules ... I venture to prophesy that there lies before us a bitter and an evil time.”

Auberon Edward William Molyneux Herbert (1838—1906) Writer, Philosopher ~ and MP

Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose.

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