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August 28, 2008


Igor Belanov

No! Politics should not be "the routine application of simple rules of law, and the routine delivery of public services". That is administration, and as such a matter for the civil service.

Politics is the resolution of conflicts of interest. That is why Clausewitz's statement that war is a continuation of politics by other means is accurate.

Bob B

The prescription from Tony Woodley, joint general secretary of the Unite trade union, for reviving the electability of the New Labour franchise comes through with undeniable perspicacity:

"Just three words from Gordon Brown could transform Labour's prospects even now: 'Blairism is dead.' Already I can hear the objections from remaining defenders of the faith - drop the Blairism that won Labour three elections? . . "


"If we define mental illness in Szaszian terms" is like saying "if we accept that the moon is made of green cheese" or "if witches do cause disease".

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