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“Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely”


John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton (1834-1902), 1st Baron Acton, usually referred to as

Lord Acton, was an English Catholic historian, politician, and writer

Table of Contents

Special Notice: A Confession

Preface: Dear Friends

Introduction: A House Divided 

Chapter 1: Shepherds & Hirelings


Chapter 2: Demanding Conformity

Chapter 3: Loyal Opposition


Chapter 4: Redefining Ethics

Chapter 5: Stacking the Deck


Chapter 6: Bullies at the Pulpit

Chapter 7: Winning Through Intimidation


Chapter 8: Sowing their Own Brand of Discord

Chapter 9: Leveraging Matthew 18

Chapter 10: Our Brother's Keeper

A Final Thought: A House United