Ah, Woodrow Wilson. Just met him, as it happens:
“Professor Woodrow Wilson of Princeton realized sympathetically this great
element of saving democracy in the Middle Ages, and has paid worthy tribute
to it. He said: “The only reason why government did not suffer dry rot in
the Middle Ages under the aristocratic systems which then prevailed was that
the men who were efficient instruments of government were drawn from the
—-THE THIRTEENTH, GREATEST OF CENTURIES, by James J. Walsh (1907), p.437.
Mr. Sistani, call your office.