Friday, August 20, 2010

Uncommon wisdom from the left

Disillusioned but committed Social Democrat theoretician and historian Tony Judt, recently deceased, sounding very much like a wise conservative:

If we have learned nothing else from the 20th century, we should at least have grasped that the more perfect the answer, the more terrifying its consequences. Incremental improvements upon unsatisfactory circumstances are the best that we can hope for, and probably all we should seek.

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