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Sunday, 6 December 2009
I discovered a new word today!!
The Government of a state by its most unprincipled citizens.
The word is Greek, from kakistos, meaning the worst.
Interestingly the American poet James Russell Lowell wrote in a letter in 1876:
“What fills me with doubt and dismay is the degradation of the moral tone. Is it or is it not a result of democracy? Is ours a “government of the people, by the people, for the people,” or a Kakistocracy, rather for the benefit of knaves at the cost of fools?”
Kind of sums up the political elite in The Westminster Village, and their “colleagues” in Brussels today methinks.