• We're taught Lord Acton's axiom: all power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely. I believed that when I started these books, but I don't believe it's always true any more. Power doesn't always corrupt. Power can cleanse. What I believe is always true about power is that power always reveals.

    "Robert Caro: a life with LBJ and the pursuit of power". Interview with Chris McGreal, June 9, 2012.