Corruption appears to be a universal phenomenon that lays its own imperious claims on the world, and therefore it is the duty of all nations to prepare themselves against its onslaught by taking proper precautions.
It is almost a general rule that nations do not decline gradually. Instead they fall abruptly from their greatest heights.
A nation's wealth is too serious a matter to be left to the wealthy. The riches of a nation belong to all, to be shared among all for the general welfare.
The United States is dangerously close to being a plutocracy. A third of the private wealth is owned by less than 5 percent of the population.
The second corruption of the state is oligarchy (oligos = few),in which the military elite is narrowed down to a few ruling families of immense wealth and prestige, who now openly flaunt their wealth and possessions.
His worst crime was that he gave no hope to the young.