Monday, May 22, 2023


A Misattributed Quotation

Roger Scruton (1944-2020), England and the Need for Nations (London: Civitas, 2006), p. 23:
Ever since Terence half-humorously asked the question quis custodiet ipsos custodes?—who will guard the guardians?—the question of accountability has been at the forefront of all constructive political thinking.
Terence didn't ask the question, Juvenal did (6.347-348, plus lines 31-32 of the Oxford fragment).

Related post: Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes?


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