Knowledge v. Ignernce
“A popular Government without popular information, or the means of acquiring it, is but a Prologue to a Farce or a Tragedy, or perhaps both. Knowledge will forever govern ignorance: And a people who mean to be their own Governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.”
—James Madison (1751-1836), whose birthday was yesterday, Founding Father and fourth U.S. president, in letter to W.T Barry, 1822
• Editorial Comment: We’re well into the Farce part, heading toward Tragedy.
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