Thursday, October 28, 2010

Waterloo and Richmand

I saw in State Rights the only availing check upon the absolutism of the sovereign will, and secession filled me with hope, not as the destruction but as the redemption of Democracy.
... and I mourn for the stake which was lost at Richmond more deeply than I rejoice over that which was saved at Waterloo.
Lord John Acton (1866, In a Letter to Robert E Lee)

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