the freedom your fathers won. If you are of their stuff and fibre, you will gird your loins to fight, and build "A New America". October 31, 1940
Our university teachers, dependent on legislatures, foundations, and financial advisers to donors, continue to ignore that government is a practice and an art, only recently a theory, and not yet a science.
John Chamberlain, staff writer of Fortune, book editor for Harper's, regards the state as having originated as a 'strict racket'. "Philosophical idealists such as Dorothy Thompson and Walter Lippmann frequently write brilliantly useless columns on politics because they either ignore or have forgotten the origin of State power in brutally unashamed force."
Eric T. Bell, the mathematician, in his "Man and His Lifebelts" (cf Sargent Handbook of Private Schools, 1938-39, pp 129ff) sums up Machiavelli's theory of government and Pareto's scheme of the 'elite' with clarifying realism. "All government boils down to this: a select minority exploits, for its own selfish advantage, an unselect majority. The true 'art' of government appears when the