Fine words butter no parsnips

Screen Shot 2015-09-19 at 08.56.42This is one of the laws of political science, writes Dalrymple. Thus

openhandedness and moral exultation have been quickly replaced by recrimination, border controls, and barbed-wire fences. The categorical imperative has met particular circumstances, and it is the latter which, as ever, have proved the more compelling.

It is Dalrymple’s desire — one shared by the vast majority of decent people everywhere — that

the small place in which I live should be saved from the influx of hundreds or thousands of migrants.

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