Who was Lord Acton?

Lord John Emerich Edward Dahlberg Acton (1834-1902) was a Victorian scholar of Freedom who saw liberty not as a license, but as the freedom to do what was right. He was suspicious of power for the sake of power which led to his most famous quote: "Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely." An Acton Academy, we celebrate his defense of economic, political and religious freedom.