Tuesday, 21 October 2014

"Το ΕΚΠΑ είμαι εγώ"

Εφημερίδα Συντακτών, 21.10.2014

ο τίτλος μου θύμισε αυτήν την ιστορία...


Louis is claimed to have said "L'État, c'est moi" ("I am the state"), though no proof exists that he said this. Although historians agree that broad decision-making was restricted to Louis and a small circle of advisers, a careful analysis of how the French monarchy functioned in Louis's day will demonstrate numerous qualifications to the conception of Absolutism as one-dimensional autocratic tyranny. In any case, legal documents clearly distinguished between the monarch as a person and his kingdom.
King Louis XIV had many famous quotes relating to his monarch; he said: “There is little that can withstand a man who can conquer himself," "Laws are the sovereigns of sovereigns," "It is legal because I wish it," and "Every time I appoint someone to a vacant position, I make a hundred unhappy and one ungrateful.” [89][90] In support of this latter interpretation of facts, Louis is recorded by numerous eyewitnesses as having said on his deathbed: "Je m'en vais, mais l'État demeurera toujours." ("I depart, but the State shall always remain.")[91]

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