All governments suffer a recurring problem: Power attracts pathological personalities. It is not that power corrupts but that it is magnetic to the corruptible. Such people have a tendency to become drunk on violence, a condition to which they are quickly addicted.
Tuesday, July 03, 2007
Quote of the day
Frank Herbert was a writer of Science Fiction best know for his Dune series. As I writer of speculative fiction he looked into the future. The quote below is from his final novel, ChapterHouse Dune, written over 30 years ago. It would almost make one think that Herbert looked into the future and saw George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and the neocons.