McCain knew that politics should be a fierce contest, restrained by respect for civilians and one’s enemies.
Posts Tagged: Marxism
There would, quite rightly, be outrage if a senior Conservative figure delivered a speech to a crowd which waved fascist flags.
The Labour leader could have spent his career choosing to challenge anti-semitism among his allies. Instead, he has got used to overlooking it.
Earlier this month, however, when it emerged that another rape gang had been operating with impunity, this time in Telford, the silence was deafening.
Amy Chua says they are blind to the decisive importance of tribal politics – an obliviousness which extends to America itself, and prepared the way for Trump.
It’s naive to imagine lobbying will change his nature. If he ever gains power, there won’t be any cosy chats over tea and biscuits on offer.
We cannot be the tired heavyweight in the twilight of their career landing a few punches. We need the energy and urgency of the underdog to go on the attack.
Rob Halfon: What Littlefinger thinks about ladders. Why he’s wrong. And why Corbyn is wrong about them too.
The Conservative view of opportunity is nearer the truth than the cynicism of a villain in Game of Thrones.
Jamie Whyte: The Conservatives didn’t win because they rejected Thatcher’s beliefs – a small state and free markets
The “modernisers” think that people with clear principles are cranks. In five years, they may find themselves queuing for food at their local Red Star state supermarket.
Marxism, that failed social science, leads him to focus on terrorists’ circumstances, not the beliefs which really drive them to kill.
From Spain to Italy to America, parties of organised labour are in trouble. The blue collar base didn’t come out for them – and may not come out for Corbyn either.
Daniel Hannan: A century since the Communists began their mass slaughter, some still have not learned the lessons
Is it truly necessary to keep reciting these arguments? Sadly, yes – in each generation some people are drawn to brutal ideologies.
The malign old cadger’s deadly influence lives on.
The Brexit vote would seem to indicate that there is now scope for a new political party with a demonstrably different worldview from a socially Marxist one.
In the 1970s, Conservatives who recognised the danger of Trotskyism helped to defend moderate left-wing MPs. Could the feat be repeated?