Friday, August 06, 2004

Acton (of Aldenham), John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton, 1st Baron, 8th Baronet

English Liberal historian and moralist, the first great modern philosopher of resistance to the evil state, whether its form be authoritarian, democratic, or socialist. A comment that he wrote in a letter, �Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely,� today has become a familiar aphorism. He succeeded to the


Post a Comment

<< Home