Francis Bacon (1561–1626,) an English philosopher, statesman, scientist, lawyer, jurist, and author.
In The New Atlantis he describes the discovery of an ideal land, were people were chaste, honest and loyal.
Written in 1623 it was only published a year after Bacon’s death. Quite understandably: In 1621, having reached the high office of Lord Chancellor, Bacon was found guilty and admitted to having taken bribes and was charged with twenty-three separate counts of corruption.
So much for statesmen’s honesty.
This was not the first time, nor the last, that a Politician is caught abusing his position. Yet each time it is revealed, it still comes to us as a shock.
And This is shocking.