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Lord Acton, the great 19th century moralist, coined the familiar phrase “power corrupts; absolute power corrupts absolutely.” Most of us take that to mean that once power is acquired, we are drawn to using it for ill ends.

The power to do good is not an unlimited license

Lord Acton, the great 19th century moralist, coined the familiar phrase “power corrupts; absolute power corrupts absolutely.” Most of us take that to mean that once power is acquired, we are drawn to using it for ill ends.

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