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