21 July 2006 - too late

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When everybody knows what’s wrong, it’s too late to fix it.
— if Machiavelli had read Strunk and White

clue:

“And so it is with State affairs. For the distempers of a State being discovered while yet inchoate, which can only be done by a sagacious ruler, may easily be dealt with; but when, from not being observed, they are suffered to grow until they are obvious to every one, there is no longer any remedy.”
— Machiavelli

give me a clue so sweet and true

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