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1 posted on 07/18/2007 3:30:26 AM PDT by ventanax5
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Anthony (A.M.) Daniels (1949-) is an English writer and retired physician (prison doctor and psychiatrist), who generally uses the pen name Theodore Dalrymple.

In his commentary, Daniels frequently argues that the so-called “progressive” views prevalent within Western intellectual circles minimize the responsibility of individuals for their own actions and undermine traditional values, contributing to the formation within rich countries of an underclass afflicted by endemic violence, criminality, sexual promiscuity, welfare dependency, and drug abuse.

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2 posted on 07/18/2007 3:37:21 AM PDT by Raycpa
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Pretty amazing view on Only Blair. Was I not paying attention during his administration, or did the press give him a pass during his ten years?

He stood firmly with us during the war, when most offered only criticism.


3 posted on 07/18/2007 3:51:43 AM PDT by listenhillary (Freeze federal spending RIGHT NOW! Maybe in 25 years, we can be out of debt.)
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To: ventanax5; NCSteve; clyde asbury
What he said on one day had no necessary connection with what he said on the following day: and if someone pointed out the contradiction, he would use his favorite phrase, "It's time to move on," as if detecting contradictions in what he said were some kind of curious psychological symptom in the person detecting them.

... (bearing in mind that it is always highly speculative to make a diagnosis at a distance). But finally, a possible solution arrived in a flash of illumination. Mr. Blair suffered from a condition previously unknown to me: delusions of honesty.

As always, brilliant analysis from "Mr. Dalrymple." He's nailed not only Tony Blair, but an entire generation of politicians and bureaucrats like him.

I'm reminded of the famous exchange from "Patton": "General, sometimes they can't tell when you're acting." "It isn't important for them to know - it's only important for me to know!"

4 posted on 07/18/2007 5:36:46 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("A dependence on mass immigration is always a structural weakness and should be understood as such.")
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To: ventanax5

Tony Blair is/was a liberal.
I don’t know why so many people forget that.


5 posted on 07/18/2007 5:44:24 AM PDT by nuconvert ([there are bad people in the pistachio business] (...but his head is so tiny...))
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This Analysis is spot on. Blair presided over the greatest reduction in civil rights the UK has experienced since Charles I attempted to assert the divine right of kings. His abolition of the bar on double jeopardy alone should have seen him thrown out of office.

Unfortunately the population of the UK suffers from undiluted "collectivism" 24/7 from the BBC, ITV etc etc. Even Sky News, owned by Murdock, is left of center. Added to which the government schools preach socialism from the age of 4.

Unfortunately the Tories, who in fact are a bunch of lapdogs, are vilified in the electronic media.This is what happens when you don't have a written constitution.

9 posted on 07/18/2007 9:07:20 AM PDT by Timocrat (I Emanate on your Auras and Penumbras Mr Blackmun)
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