Monday, April 24, 2006

Hurray for Jenni Russell and her response to Blair's defence of his authoritarian foolishness.
Blair's genius, here as so often, is to present ends that we would all find desirable, while implying that his methods are the only means of getting there. Anyone who criticises those methods, whether a judge, journalist or citizen, can thus be presented as an opponent who cannot deliver what he is seeking: a just and free society. His emotional appeal is undeniable. His logic is flawed, indefensible and dangerous.
That's the stuff.

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