Quote of the week

A hard-fought contest last week, but the mighty Dan Hannan takes the palm….

The trouble with the Michael Moore view of the world is that it elevates motive over outcome. Never mind if the consequence of what you’re proposing is to make people poorer. The main thing is that to flaunt your niceness by hating the right people. Hatred, like evil, is very important to a certain kind of Leftie. Not, let me stress, all Lefties: plenty of socialists accept that there are other valid points of view. The funny thing is that the ones who hate the hardest tend to be the ones who aspire to the highest of the moral high ground.



2 comments on “Quote of the week

  1. Haddan is great. Why are all the great Conservatives coming out of Britain lately?

    • They may, as you say, be coming out of Britain. Unfortunately they should also be coming out of the Conservative Party, which hasn’t been their natural home since David Cameron took up the baton.

      You’re right though. Erudition, classic liberalism and great oratory are alive and well in the British libertarian right.

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