Monday, August 10, 2009

Quote of the Day

Revolution in the name of the Lord and in keeping with the highest historical tradition is the time-honored method of the charlatan and the traitor. So Hitler revived the ancient German myths; so the totalitarian state in Russia is turning increasingly to the almost legendary heroes of the ancient czarist regime, Ivan the Terrible, Catherine the Great, etc. We may be sure that if ever the cause of human freedom is seriously imperiled in "the land of liberty," it will be under the banner of "true religion" and "100 per cent Americanism."

The Interpreter's Bible, 1953
on Absalom's coup d'etat

And how prescient is that?

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