Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.
--C.S. Lewis--

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Daniel Hannan, My New Favorite Brit

Here's the speech that went viral,

and here is his first interview in the aftermath.

I am constantly in awe at the public speakers that the British are able to produce. There must be something in the water at Oxford...

Hat Tip: The Corner