All history is only one long story to this effect: men have struggled for power over their fellow-men in order that they might win the joys of earth at the expense of others, and might shift the burdens of life from their own shoulders upon those of others.

William Graham Sumner (1840-1910) American minister, sociologist, anthropologist.
“The Forgotten Man” (1883)
Added on 17-Jun-11 | Last updated 17-Jun-11
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