“The American People,” and other such abstractions, ought to be understood in this context…

Livy (Titus Livius), born 64 or 59 BC

Livy (Titus Livius), born 64 or 59 BC

“It has been ordained by nature that he who addresses a crowd for his own selfish ends should be more acceptable to it than he whose mind regards nothing but the general welfare….” — Livy, History of Rome, Books III-IV, The Loeb Classical Library (LCL 133), Edited by Jeffrey Henderson, Page 233, year 1997.

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Retired military officer; retired Air Force civil servant; retired executive, DS Information Systems Corporation; writer; researcher; reader and avid yachtsman.
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