April 14, 2013

Derb on Maggie

The eulogy is here. This caught my eye:
Thatcher’s changes were necessary, but they weren’t pretty. Necessary changes are rarely pretty. Politicians, however, must pick their fights and do what they can, in hopes that future generations will somehow sort out the new problems that always, inevitably, arise as old ones are solved. Things become their opposites; the chess game never ends.
Fine livings are made and absorbing hobbies are pursued by only focusing on the negative aspects of an adversary's policies.  The Left's babble about "fairness" is conspicuous in this regard but it's not the only example.

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