The Dangers Of Political Gossip: William Hazlitt

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Those who cannot miss an opportunity of saying a good thing…are not to be trusted with the management of any great question.

William Hazlitt 1778-1830

Characteristics (1823)

I think most political leaders instinctively know this. Gore Vidal could not be trusted with political office for long for just this reason. Similarly Alan Clark.

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About layanglicana

Author of books on Calcutta, Delhi and Dar es Salaam, I am now blogging as a lay person about the Church of England and the Anglican Communion. I am also blogging about the effects of World War One on the village of St Mary Bourne, Hampshire.
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