September 03, 2003

The Wisest of Men

From Alija Izetbegovic's Notes from Prison:

During the last years of Cromwell's power, the wisest Englishmen were invited to take over power. This "cabinet of the saints" or "cabinet of the sages," as it was called by the English, soon disintegrated and was compromised, showing that perhaps the sages are not the most suitable people for solving the entangled problems introduced by life.

Posted by Ideofact at September 3, 2003 11:35 PM