General Sentiment and the General Election—Some Wisdom for Today after Yesterday
November 7, 2012 2 Comments
I’m not ready to comment on the results of the 2012 General Election, other than to quote these words from Isaac Watts (1674-1748):
If we had nothing but the reason of men to deal with, and that reason were pure and uncorrupted, it would then be a matter of no great skill or labour to convince another person of common mistakes, or to persuade him to assent to plain and obvious truths; but alas! mankind stand wrapt round in errors, and intrenched in prejudices; and every one of their opinions is supported and guarded by something else beside reason.
—Isaac Watts, The Improvement of the Mind