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September 14, 2013

“The best kind of ruler

accepts the people as they are; the next best leads the people to what is beneficial; the next gives them moral instruction; the next forces them to obey it; & the very worst kind of ruler enters into competition with them.” -- Ssu-ma Ch’ien

Posted by gerardvanderleun at September 14, 2013 3:24 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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