On Politics

And yet politics, and surely American politics, is hardly a school for great minds. Sharpening rather than deepening, it develops the faculty of taking advantage of present emergencies rather than the insight to distinguish between the true and the false, the lasting and the ephemeral advantage.

Anna Julia Cooper, “Status of Woman in America” (1892)

2 thoughts on “On Politics

  1. Thats some what true, it seems like every emergency or dire situation is some form of leverage or tool to be used. Showman ship has become top priority and the people and real issues are left to fall behind.

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