8 December 2010
Does Absolute Power Corrupt Absolutely?
Lord Acton believes in the quote “Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutely.” What Lord Acton meant when he wrote this quote is when a leader is given full control over a group, whether it’s a small town or a whole country, the leader will almost always abuse his or her power in one way or another. Usually these ways consist of threatening their people, even if they’re passive threats, such as when the leader gives the people an option, but uses something they need to contradict it. There are three examples the provide evidence that Acton’s quote is true. Napoleon, for example, used the animal’s rations against them. He tells them they don’t have to …show more content…
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