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Quotation by Henry Brooks Adams
The spectacle [of American politics] resembles that of swarms of insects changing from worms to wings. They must get the wings or die. For our salvation, Mr. Wilbur Wright is providing wings. He will also have to provide a new insect to use them.
Henry Brooks Adams (1838–1918), U.S. historian. Letter, September 27, 1908, to Charles Milnes Gaskell. Letters, Vol. 2, p. 509, ed. Worthington Chauncy Ford, Houghton Mifflin (1938).
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