I’ve been reading obituaries of Jeane Kirkpatrick, who was President Reagan’s ambassador to the UN. This lady had a far more formidable intellect than the drippy Condoleezza Rice, and made a lasting impact on the rightward swing of
She also, and more significantly, favoured
That is a remarkable phrase, and does much to clarify transatlantic bemusement at what many Europeans perceive as American purblindness to the basic role of a social security system in a healthy democracy. The
Presumably the miseries of traditional life borne by the poor are acceptable to many rich and powerful Americans because they are “familiar.” These worthy folks' horror of anything that smacks of “socialism” blinds them to the claims of social justice.