Quotation by Rudyard Kipling

Power without responsibility—the prerogative of the harlot throughout the ages.
Rudyard Kipling (1865–1936), British author, poet. quoted in The Kipling Journal (Dec. 1971).

The quotation is often ascribed to British prime minister Stanley Baldwin, Kipling's cousin. Baldwin used the words in a speech, Mar. 17, 1931, attacking press barons Lord Beaverbrook and Lord Rothermere, whose newspapers he called "engines of propaganda."
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