"Flattery corrupts both the receiver and the giver."
--from "Reflections on the Revolution in France and Other Writings" ByEdmund Burke
The survey also asked those polled to identify the biggest crises Taiwan faces, with more than one choice permitted. The top choices were: a serious economic recession (62 percent), continued wrangling among political parties (48.8 percent), and corruption in political circles (31.9 percent). The people's biggest concern clearly centered on economic issues, with the number of respondents citing the country's economic woes 10 percentage points higher than last year, but they also remained worried about the performance of political parties and clean governance. (Table 13)
Prosecutors said the remaining six defendants shouldn't be affected by such a decision because they weren't involved in the wrangle over the payment of legal fees. The defendants all have pleaded not guilty.
Couldn’t wrangle tickets to the premiere of “Spider-Man 3”? Console yourself with a free screening of the David Bowie-Jennifer Connelly fantasy “Labyrinth.”
Frank Rich: Two Cheers for Rod Blagojevich
The Illinois governor is a timely whipping boy for an era of corruption and lack of accountability.
Why China Keeps Picking on Sarkozy
TIME - USA
In China, the energetic French leader has a strikingly different standing: he is Beijing's favorite international whipping boy. The latest humiliation comes ...
Drucker 說社會生態學家的要求之一是尊重語言( respect for language.)......Karl Kraus 是20世紀德文的大師，被翻譯成"他是當時最優秀的德語語言學家"。
And for Kraus, language was morality. Language was integrity. To corrupt language was to corrupt society and individual alike."克勞斯認為，語言就是道德，是誠實的秉性。腐蝕與研就是腐蝕社會和個人。" (頁244)
- A scapegoat.
- A boy formerly raised with a prince or other young nobleman and whipped for the latter's misdeeds. 這玩藝西藏中國等地百年前都還有
wrangle Show phonetics
an argument, especially one which continues for a long period of time:
a lengthy wrangle about/over costs
The joint venture ended in a legal wrangle between the two companies.
wrangle Show phonetics
They had been wrangling with the authorities about/over parking spaces.
wrangling Show phonetics
v., -gled, -gling, -gles. v.intr.
To quarrel noisily or angrily; bicker. See synonyms at argue.
- To win or obtain by argument.
- To herd (horses or other livestock).
- The act of wrangling.
- An angry, noisy argument or dispute.