“The abuse of buying and selling votes crept in and money began to play an important part in determining elections.”
The Roman Republic.
Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsPlutarch
Occupation: Philosopher, biographer, essayist, priest, ambassador, magistrate
Bio: Plutarch then named, on his becoming a Roman citizen, Lucius Mestrius Plutarchus, c. 46 120 AD, was a Greek historian, biographer, essayist, and Middle Platonist known primarily for his Parallel Lives and Moralia. He was born to a prominent family in Chaeronea, Boeotia, a town about twenty miles east of Delphi.
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“Finding the occasional straw of truth awash in a great ocean of confusion and bamboozle requires intelligence, vigilance, dedication and courage. But if we don't practice these tough habits of thought, we cannot hope to solve the truly serious problems that face us - and we risk becoming a nation of suckers, up for grabs by the next charlatan who comes along.”