Tuesday, August 23, 2016


"Well aware of both the continuity and contingency of human affairs, Adams and Madison searched the works of Tacitus and Voltaire and Locke like carpenters rummaging through their assortment of tools, knowing that all the pediments were jury-rigged, all the provisional, all the alliances temporary."
--Lewis H. Lapham
"Waiting For The Barbarians" (1997)


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