Saturday, April 10, 2010

Misappropriation of UK Tories

From Hadley Arkes’s “The Crisis Republicans Should Not Waste”, in this week’s Weekly Standard (p.27):

“The current conflict may have brought us to one of those rare crises that produces a recasting, or realignment, of the political parties. At a similar moment, Margaret Thatcher destroyed Britain’s Labour party as a socialist entity, forcing it to abandon its schemes, long cherished, for nationalizing major parts of the economy.”

Fine, but she still left the NHS in place – given that this article is meant to be extrapolating from the passage of Obamacare, it’s a bad example. But I’m not really surprised that someone writing for TWS would pick and choose, without reading all the way through (think 2nd Amendment, any argument based on anything in the bible).

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