The calibre of the British establishment painfully and pitifully exposed

Screen Shot 2014-03-08 at 02.33.02Vainglory and delusion

On the deep wrong-headedness of the powerless William Hague, and on the absurd Sir Christopher Meyer’s ‘foolish and horrible’ criterion of strength.

How embarrassingly feeble is England today! Yet its moribund establishment — especially in the form of the effœte Foreign Office — has lost none of its self-importance. Dalrymple draws attention to a verse from Proverbs:

Pride goeth before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.


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