Gustave de Beaumont

It depends on the habit of attend­ing to and look­ing into pub­lic trans­ac­tions, and on the degree of inform­a­tion and sol­id judg­ment respect­ing them that exists in the com­munity, wheth­er the con­duct of the nation as a nation, both with­in itself and towards oth­ers, shall be selfish, cor­rupt and tyr­an­nic­al, or ration­al and enlightened, just and […]