onsdag 18 januari 2012

An out of touch government

Talk of new royal yachts, King James bibles for every school pupil, a state funeral for Margaret Thatcher, point to a government that has utterly lost touch with its people and their aspirations and anxieties.

I am reminded of Solzhenitsyn description of Tsar Nicolas in his book August 1914 - piety combined with foolishness. It is as fatal combination as smartness without piety. Where is this going to lead?

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