From James Madison

“A popular Government, without popular information, or the means of acquiring it, is but a Prologue to a Farce or a Tragedy; or, perhaps both. Knowledge will forever govern ignorance: And a people who mean to be their own Governors, must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.”

–James Madison, letter to W.T. Barry, August 4, 1822

Author: Robert Bettmann

Founder of Day Eight, and the DC Arts Writing Fellowship.