“So flagrant became the political scandals that reputable men began to leave politics alone, and politics consequently became disreputable.”
W. E. B. DuBois. “The Souls of Black Folk”
Published in 1903.
Via Dennis Roberts, who said:
Isn’t that a wonderful quote. Have you ever read it. I have a copy in my pile of books that I want to read one day and then got smart. I put Souls of Black Folks on my breakfast table and read a few pages nightly. That way it doesn’t interfere with all the other books stacked up for me to read. D