Contempt for politicians

Came across this passage in a  novel by Donna Leon entitled The jewels of paradise  and was struck by it; I fear it accords with an almost universal (and timeless – didn’t Plato rail at politicians in his Republic and cry out for the philosopher king) feeling about those who become politicians.

Here it is:

Political eternality
Only death swept away the men…

 

 

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