“How is it possible that any man should ever think of making it [politics] subservient to his own little passions and mean private interests?…is the end of politics a fortune, a family, a gilded coach, a train of horses, and a troop of livery servants, balls at Court, splendid dinners and suppers? Yet the divine science of politics is at length in Europe reduced to a mechanical system composed of these materials.” (John Adams, Letter to James Warren The American Enlightenment, p. 189. June 17, 1782.)

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