Saturday, February 17

What is it we are fighting for ?

Time for a rant, thinks Dr Helen Szamuely. It is time to ask ourselves, what it is we are fighting for? Not against, but for.
So, let the debate begin.
Here is the opening (prolonged) salvo.
And next. Do we want politicians of principle? Who could deny that Edmund Burke was a politician of integrity and principle? Well, actually, quite a lot of people do, his personality being capable of exciting screams of frustration 210 years after his death.
Nevertheless, his words, quoted in the excellent posting (where Helen is at her very very best) seem a good discussion point when trying to resolve that vexing question: what is a politician of principle and do we really want them?

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