Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Non-voters get the government that they deserve

Tony Blair"As communal bodies command ever less confidence, people fortify themselves behind a narrow perimeter of trust, defined by family and friends. This is, of course, bad news for democracy. If voters decline to participate in political institutions, or to address any issues beyond those that influence their immediate welfare, we can scarcely be surprised that Tony Blair remains prime minister, even after inflicting on this country the worst foreign policy disaster of modern times." —Max Hastings

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