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Does Power Corrupt?

“Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” – Lord Acton

This has become a cliche of our age. But why not set the matter on its head?
Let’s just take politicians. What is more true: that the power they acquired has made them corrupt, or that they have been corrupt enough to seek a career in politics? Doesn’t political power, in fact, reveal the nature of the already inherent corruption, rather than create it?

Something to think about…