Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Then and Now

"The doings of the last Legislature at Albany have been shocking--far worse than appears in the papers, and I fear there is little hope of reform from the regular politicians. They are all banded together for plunder, no matter how much difference of opinion they may effect...If the country is to be saved and purified, it must be by some force outside their ranks..."

--Edwin Lawrence Godkin, founder and editor of the Nation and editor of the New York Evening Post
Letter to Charles Eliot Norton, April 23, 1867
William K. Armstrong, editor, The Gilded Age Letters of E.L. Godkin,, p. 103
Albany, NY 1974: SUNY Press

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