Friday, January 08, 2021



Page Smith, John Adams, Vol. I: 1735-1784 (Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1962), p. 569:
The logic of a position, once assumed, almost invariably drives its possessor to extremes, especially if he is under constant political pressure from an opposition party. The natural human instinct for self-justification makes us more and more fervent in a cause and less inclined, ultimately less able, to perceive shades and nuances in our own and more particularly in the opposing viewpoint.

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