Although ideas do have consequences, it is possible to look at them and listen to them within a narrative. And for many people, most of us, I suspect the narrative is deeper, peopled by mythic characters created by complexes, those nodes of image and feeling that populate our psyches.
Conservative political philosopher Kenneth Minogue points out that part of the liberal mind --a place where ideas and narrative appear in tandem-- is to postulate an ideal world and then, based on the distance between that ideal and current reality, to discover a problem that must be solved. And in the process, creating a need for...liberals and their cultural and governmental programs.
Lady Grantham once again encounters Mrs. Crawley, the archetypal liberal,