“And if any other document is henceforth produced which was made heretofore and which in any kind of way seems to gainsay what is here established, that document shall be cast to mice to gnaw or into the fire to be burned, and he who produces it, whatever his rank, shall be regarded as the sweepings of ashes and confounded with the most ignominious shame and with one accord shunned by all the men who are nearby.”
King Canute, to the monks of Canterbury as part of “The Endowment of a Monastery, 1023” in William L. Sachse English History in the Making
In my latest Loonie Politics piece, I say legitimate concern about Donald Trump’s bad manners should not make us lose perspective on the far more ominous torrent of menacing abuse coming from the Chinese government.
"Men do learn from their mistakes; they learn how to make new ones.”
Gordon Martel The Month That Changed the World: July 1914 (quoted in a review by Gary Sheffield quoted in a blog post by Mark Collins; Martel’s specific reference is that Neville Chamberlain went to Munich to seek peace with Hitler in 1938 because he was so terrified of sleepwalking into war as in the summer of 1914)