"Every thing secret ..." comments of John Emerich Edward Dalberg

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Every thing secret degenerates, even the administration of justice; nothing is safe that does not show how it can bear discussion and publicity.

1st Baron Acton, John Emerich Edward Dalberg
John Emerich Edward Dalberg, 1st Baron Acton (1834-1902), British historian. letter, Jan. 23, 1861. Lord Acton and his Circle, letter 74, ed. Abbot Gasquet (1906).