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August 18, 2013

"We are fascinated with the powerful. How did they get it? What do they want it for? And how do they use it?"

All politically aware people have fantasies of what they would do if they had power.
And theories of what power is for and why people seek it. But then you look around. And you see Jeff Bezos giving money to a sodomy promotion group. You see Finland’s government paying to have Somalis living the 60th parallel. You see George Soros buying shares of Herbalife. -- Clausewitz, Lenin, Robin Dunbar | Bloody shovel

Posted by gerardvanderleun at August 18, 2013 4:23 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Posted by: chasmatic at August 19, 2013 7:32 AM

Henry Kissinger once said, (paraphrased) 'Power was the best aphrodisiac.'

Posted by: Potise at August 19, 2013 7:38 AM

There are more people who want power than there are people who deserve power. That is the font of human misery.

Posted by: Don Rodrigo at August 19, 2013 10:28 AM

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