Sunday, March 23, 2008
And how is this bad?
I was looking for a positive quote about being a dilettante and stumbled upon this (dabbler being a synonym for dilettante).
“If you look at history you'll find that no state has been so plagued by its rulers as when power has fallen into the hands of some dabbler in philosophy or literary addict.”
Personally, I'd be quite happy if we had rulers (read: politicians) who were literate. It'd be a damn sight better than ones who seem not to have finished 12th grade English or spend their free time shooting birds and friends. . .
If you know something about Erasmus and would like to explain the context, please leave a comment.