Thursday, April 12, 2007

Can this be so?

... Good people have become a defeated class in Blair's Britain, argues Theodore Dalrymple.
(Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

Bryan, Maxine, where art thou?


  1. I don't think this is entirely true. But it's not entirely untrue. Virtue being defined by what people say, and the soundbites masking unpalatable attitudes that people have but won't express, is a real problem.

  2. Anonymous5:23 PM

    Sorry, Frank -- although TD can certainly write, he is so extreme that I can't believe anyone is really the way he depicts them. He's a modern Hogarth.

  3. Now that's interesting, Maxine, and I suspect right on the money. Hogarthian.
    What Rob says also touches upon a truth: Blair does what he has to do - and happens to be good at - to retain power, which he must do in order to do anything. Little attention has been paid to politics from the viewpoint of those who practice it. We need a latter-day Trollope or Disraeli.