Acton-Creighton Correspondence

Author: John Emerich Edward Dalberg,Lord Acton
Year: 1887 Edit Add
Book: Media and Participation

A famous summary of this argument can be found in a letter written in 1887 by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton, the first Baron Acton, to Bishop Mandell Creighton: “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men”.

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