The Dangers Of Political Gossip: William Hazlitt


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.


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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