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Words from the wise prove nothing changes

I spotted these two quotes on a student noticeboard recently.

I could not help immediately thinking about our current situation in government and the general awfulness that is politics.

Seemingly, it has always been this way.

"The difference between stupidity and genius is that there are limits to genius." -- Albert Einstein.

"Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber." -- Plato.

Dick Barton
Tinahely, Co Wicklow

Irish Independent