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Quotation by John Kenneth Galbraith:

The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.

John Kenneth Galbraith     (more by this author)

1908-2006 (Age at death: 98 approx.)

John Kenneth "Ken" Galbraith, OC was a Canadian-American economist. He was a Keynesian, an institutionalist, and a leading proponent of 20th-century American liberalism.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Kenneth_Galbraith

Country: Canada

Type: Prose
Context: Interview
Context Details: “Stop the Madness,” Interview with Rupert Cornwell, Toronto Globe and Mail (6 July 2002) (see http://wist.info/galbraith-john-kenneth/7463/ )
Source: Toronto Globe and Mail
Uttered: 7
Cited By: http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/John_Kennet

 

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