The March of Folly: From Troy to Vietnam Quotes.

11. "Magnanimity in politics is not seldom the truest wisdom; and a great empire and little minds go ill together."
- Barbara W. Tuchman, The March of Folly: From Troy to Vietnam

12. "He wanted AFFIRMATION rather than INFORMATION."
- Barbara W. Tuchman, The March of Folly: From Troy to Vietnam

13. "Folly is a child of power."
- Barbara W. Tuchman, The March of Folly: From Troy to Vietnam

14. "The process of gaining power employs means which degrade or brutalize the seeker, who awakes to find that power has been possessed at the cost of virtue or moral purpose lost."
- Barbara W. Tuchman, The March of Folly: From Troy to Vietnam

15. "The poorest man in his cottage may bid defiance to all the force of the Crown. It may be frail; its roof may shake; the wind may blow through it; the storms may enter; the rain may enter—but the King of England cannot enter; all his forces dare not cross the threshold of the ruined tenement!"
- Barbara W. Tuchman, The March of Folly: From Troy to Vietnam

16. "The follies that produced the loss of American virtue following Vietnam begin with continuous overreacting, in the invention of endangered national security, the invention of vital interest, the invention of a commitment which rapidly assumed a life of its own ."
- Barbara W. Tuchman, The March of Folly: From Troy to Vietnam

17. "No single characteristic ever overtakes an entire society."
- Barbara W. Tuchman, The March of Folly: From Troy to Vietnam

18. "Prison does not silence ideas whose time has come."
- Barbara W. Tuchman, The March of Folly: From Troy to Vietnam

19. "is more unfair, as an English historian has well said, than to judge men of the past by the ideas of the present. Whatever may be said of morality, political wisdom is certainly ambulatory."
- Barbara W. Tuchman, The March of Folly: From Troy to Vietnam

20. "Everything one has a right to do is not best to be done. This in essence was to be the Burke thesis: that principle does not have to be demonstrated when the demonstration is inexpedient."
- Barbara W. Tuchman, The March of Folly: From Troy to Vietnam

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