Sunday, March 19, 2006

The facts of life

...are conservative, said Maggie Thatcher. But many of us would prefer to vote for a lovely vision over today's reality, especially if we can be shielded from the consequences of our choices, using someone else's money.

Parties on the left tend to do a better job of capitalizing on the public's fantasies and guilt than the parties of reality do of capitalizing on the public's common sense.

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