Comment: Interesting read, thanks. We

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Interesting read, thanks. We

Interesting read, thanks.

We owe much to these two. Though they were both members of the old, closed aristocracy, they imagined and advocated for a country where leaders could emerge from outside the aristocracy based on their "talents and virtues".

We're largely devolved back into a closed, elitist aristocracy. Talent can still bring wealth, but it's fundamental that wealth buys power. This is one of the pressing problems of our time.

I must be willing to give up what I am in order to become what I will be. Albert Einstein