A friend sent me this article on Paul Volcker who is 91 years old and not done yet. I loved this part especially:
Volcker, who still keeps an office at Rockefeller Center, ends his book by quoting some advice that his late mother gave him “during some earlier period of despair.” This is what Ma Volcker said: “The United States is the oldest and strongest democracy in the world. In two hundred years, it has survived a lot. Get back to work.”
Glad to learn something I didn’t know:
I wish people would stop repeating this misconception. To name two, Switzerland has been a republic continuously since 1291, and Iceland's parliament, the Althing, has existed since 930.
If defining it as "modern democracy", New Zealand gave women votes before the US did. https://t.co/skDU6PlRA7
— Ana Ulin 😻 (@anaulin) November 28, 2018
The “Anubhava Mantapa” presided by Allama Prabhu and founded by Basaveshvara in 12th Century is one of the first parliaments in the world! https://t.co/YRndtJtph6
— Kumaraswamy Murthy (@Kumaraswamy_SM) November 28, 2018