The Three Clerks

I truly loved Trollope’s The Three Clerks.  More on it later (I hope), but for now, a brief passage that celebrates political honesty, and, by implication, the slow:

“It has now become the doctrine of a large class of politicians that political honesty is unnecessary, slow, subversive of a man’s interests, and incompatible with quick onward movement. Such a doctrine in politics is to be deplored; but alas! who can confine it to politics? It creeps with gradual, but still with sure and quick motion, into all doings of our daily life”

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