… “But let us suppose a stateman were to put his nation in the position
of having to pursue ‘grand politics’ though it were ill equipped to do so.”
“Or worse, suppose he forced his nation to politicise when it had otherwise
better things to do…”
“Would we call such a statesman great?”
“Undoubtedly, else he would not have been able to achieve such a feat.
He may have been mad to attempt it but perhaps all greatness starts out as madness.”
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