Ambiguity in the Hitman Games

It was John Dalberg-Acton who in the 1860s gave us the best bromide for authority: “Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.”

In the 21st century, we seem to be taking a crack at the term, with mixed results. Adam Grant has critiqued the quote by writing such recent bestsellers as Give and Take, where those who turn out to be the most successful long term are the ones who give of themselves without…