Quote of the day

„Three outstanding attitudes – obliviousness to the growing disaffection of constituents, primacy of self-aggrandizement , illusion of invulnerable status – are persistent aspects of folly. While in the case of the Renaissance popes, these were bred in and exaggerated by the surrounding culture, all are independent of time and recurrent in governorship.“

(Barbara W. Tuchman, ‚The March of Folly – From Troy to Vietnam‘)