Friday, March 23, 2018

`His Enemy or His Friend'

Dr. Johnson on social media and political discourse in 2018:

“It is not difficult to obtain readers, when we discuss a question which every one is desirous to understand, which is debated in every assembly, and has divided the nation into parties; or when we display the faults or virtues of him whose public conduct has made almost every man his enemy or his friend.”

[From The Rambler #106, published March 23, 1751.]

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