Monthly Archives: January 2016

Debate

“I love argument, I love debate. I don’t expect anyone just to sit there and agree with me, that’s not their job.” The words of Margaret Thatcher, a great prime minister, who did not need to kick over the traces … Continue reading

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Best of Enemies

“Man has no greater enemy than himself”, as Petrach reminds us. For Publilius Syrus, the maxim was “Treat your friend as if he might become an enemy”, while from Mario Puzo the best advice of all: “Never hate your enemies. … Continue reading

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Friends

“The trouble with our Liberal friends is not that they’re ignorant; it’s just that they know so much that isn’t so.” The words of Ronald Reagan. Or, for those of a more classical disposition, there’s Euripides, “Friends show their love … Continue reading

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Benefits

“Distrust and caution are the parents of security.” So thought Benjamin Franklin, and who would argue? And security, like the good child it is, may from time to time be called upon to help its parents. Perhaps none is more … Continue reading

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