Harry V. Jaffa Quote

The art of politics is judging what circumstances permit and what they forbid. Look at the reputation of, say, John Brown and the abolitionists before the Civil War. Lincoln had very harsh things to say about John Brown in 1859. The Civil War vindicated John Brown.


Interview with Eric Benson (October 2012), New York - Interview with Eric Benson (2012)

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The art of politics is judging what circumstances permit and what they forbid. Look at the reputation of, say, John Brown and the abolitionists...

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The art of politics is judging what circumstances permit and what they forbid. Look at the reputation of, say, John Brown and the abolitionists...

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The art of politics is judging what circumstances permit and what they forbid. Look at the reputation of, say, John Brown and the abolitionists...

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The art of politics is judging what circumstances permit and what they forbid. Look at the reputation of, say, John Brown and the abolitionists...