The March of Folly


Good quote to remember:

Folly

Mankind, it seems, makes a poorer performance of government than of almost any other human activity…three outstanding attitudes–obliviousness to the growing disaffection of constituents, primacy of self-aggrandizement, illusion of invulnerable status–are persistent aspects of folly…all are independent of time and recurrent in governorship.

– Barbara Tuchman, The March of Folly

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