Sunday, January 3, 2010

All the news that's fit to print: 1705

My chief design in writing was to give a true view of men and of counsels, leaving public transactions to gazettes and the public historians of the times
--From History of his own Times--

Because you'd never expect to find the true views of politicians in newspapers. With our spin doctors and our classified information it's hard to believe we are any different today, even with our much vaunted "transparency". Who are the ones always saying how transparent things are anyway? Politicians!

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