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I am amazed at those who hold power in our states,1 if they think that they have occasion to be proud when they have never been able either to propose or to conceive a remedy for a situation so momentous; for they ought, if they had been worthy of their present reputation, to have dropped all else, and have proposed measures and given counsel about our war against the barbarians.

1 The same complaint against the leading statesmen is made in Isoc. Letter 9.8.

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