Quote of the Day

Everyone prefers to believe rather than to judge. One never judges but always believes regarding the things which are vital. Error transmitted from hand to hand always turns us to and fro and throws us down headlong, and we perish through following examples taken from others. We shall be cured if we were but to secede from the crowd. As it is, however, the people, the defender of its own evil, stands firm against reason.
—Seneca, cited by Leo Strauss in his Thoughts on Machiavelli, pg. 126

(My apologies for not posting recently. This page was flagged as a possible spam-blog by Blogger, and I was prevented from posting for over a week until the issue was resolved. But, I'm back now…)

1 comment:

The Sanity Inspector said...

Posting issues with Blogger? Noooo...