Wednesday, April 15, 2009

This kleptocracy we live in vol CXXXIV

From pretty-well the opposite end of the political spectrum, Mr Eugenides writes a detailed and fairly perceptive post on the whole Smeargate episode.

There's plenty of counter-argument that I don't have time to make at the moment, but two questions leap out at me:

1. Does anyone with an ounce of sense - when they're not pointscoring - really think we live in a corrupt country? Or that UK politics is fundamentally corrupt? 

2. Is this a falsifiable position? One with a workable less-corrupt alternative that could be accepted by anyone who isn't a devil-takes-the-hindmost right-wing extremist?

Just asking, like.....

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