Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist

Some Things Never Change

There are many reasons for reading older books and here's one of them.

That they give us historical perspective- and so a sense of the things that are permanent in human affairs.

For example, you think politicians today are uniquely corrupt and inefficient? Not so. Here's Wells 100 years ago making very familiar and still relevant complaints about the ruling class...and Dickens 150 years ago...and Swift 300 years ago...  
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