Jonathan Swift

Jonathan Swift (c. 1667-1745)

“You have clearly proved that ignorance, idleness, and vice, are the proper ingredients for qualifying a legislator. That laws are best explained, interpreted, and applied by those whose interests and abilities lie in perverting, confounding, and eluding them.”

  • Gulliver’s Travels (Voyage to Brobdingnag, chapter 6) by Jonathan Swift. New York: Washington Square Press, 1970.

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