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Lord Acton 101

"Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely."

John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton, more commonly known as Lord Acton, was a prolific scholar, writer statesman, and historian, known as "the magistrate of history," as well as the namesake of the Acton Institute. 

Who is Acton

Publications Religion & Liberty

Lord Acton was considered one of the most learned people of his age, unmatched for the breadth, depth, and humanity of his knowledge.

Acton's 100 Best Books

"In their correspondence, Lord Acton and Mary Gladstone frequently discussed what should constitute ‘the hundred best books.’ Acton eventually sent her his own list, which, in 1883. she recorded in her diary."