Bread And Circuses
Offerings, such as benefits or entertainments, intended to placate discontent or distract attention from a policy or situation. http://www.bartleby.com/61/39/B0463950.html
- [alternate](http://www.shout.net/~bigred/Pan Circ.htm) version: Now that no one buys our votes, the public has long since cast off its cares; the people that once bestowed commands, consulships, legions and all else, now meddles no more and longs eagerly for just two things - bread and circuses.
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