I am reading an extremely interesting book of American history.
It's called the Spirit of Seventy Six. Unlike most history books, it is a compilation of accounts written by people of the time period. These are folks who had actually lived in America pre and post 1776.
I am struck not only by their courage, but by their ability to articulate their thoughts. Included also are the accounts of British officers and statesmen of the time. Apparently, if King George III wasn't such a dufus (my word), we would still be subjects of the Crown.
This is the first time I have read a history book and not had to look through the eyes of a historian with all their biases and predilections.
"Government is the great fiction through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else." - Frederic Bastiat (19th century French economist)