Quis custodiet ipsos custodies?

Though the Roman poet Juvenal intended the question “Who shall guard the guardians?” to apply to the protection of wives, the phrase has come more frequently to apply to matters of public administration. Americans instinctively regard high-minded statements of public principle more as evidence of self-interest rather than stemming from a passion for good governance. How are we to separate the wheat from the political chaff?


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