October 8, 2008

Severely Deformed Characters: John Ralston Saul

“Falsification becomes an essential talent for the elected, and eagerness to be duped a characteristic for the citizen. This also suggests that only people with severely deformed characters will be able to rise to high office. The system can’t help but reward those whose primary talents are acting and punish those who are straightforward.”

John Ralston Saul: Voltaire’s Bastards: The Dictatorship of Reason in the West. New York, MacMillan; 1992
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