Ill Fares The Land

December 15, 2010

“There are more poor children in the UK than in any country of the European Union.”

This is an appalling fact.

Tony Judt earlier asserts:-

“We no longer ask of a judicial ruling or a legislative act: Is it good? Is it fair? Is it just? Is it right? Will it help bring about a better society or a better world? Those used to be the political questions, even if they invited no easy answers. We must learn once again to pose them.”

Well, it would be wonderful if these questions were seriously addressed in the political arena, but i wonder if, apart from a brief period, perhaps, after WWII, these were ever the political questions.


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