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by Paul Balmer
Tuesday, Nov. 01, 2005 at 8:18 AM
"It's usually just ambition that puts them into it--and like any group of people selected for ambition and nothing else, they turn out to be a pretty bad lot. Like mandarins in China, colonial administrators in the British Empire, lawyers in old North America ... --individually there are decent people who do some good, but as a class they are amoral, vicious leeches with a good cover story."
A Million Open Doors, John Barnes, (Tor Books (paper), New York, N.Y., 1992), p. 138
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