Good Universal Principles Are Sadly Missing in Politics: Disastrously Notorious Thing

Because politics are the engine by which social reforms are finally brought about, and in the sphere of government, as crucially as in the departments of economics and social reforms, guiding universal principles are as sadly lacking, and the effects of that lack still more disastrously apparent. Still more so, because Government is the final synthesis of the State, and the organ of national and international relations. Shall this field alone remain unlit by the light of the Ancient Wisdom, and shall we deny the truth discovered by the trades unions that political power is the paramount physical power?” (Clara Codd. Theosophy as the Masters See It, p. 103; emphasis added)