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Something is happening to Britain and the British. Or has happened. We are said to be passing through a transition, or a turning point, or a transformation; nobody is quite sure which. Ferdinand Mount#Britain 289
Ferdinand Mount#Britain 289
We criticize, copy, patronize, idolize and insult but we never doubt that the U.S. has a unique position in the history of human hopes. Ferdinand Mount#Copy 237
Ferdinand Mount#Copy 237
No constitution is or can be perfectly symmetrical, what it can and must be is generally accepted as both fair and usable. Ferdinand Mount#Accepted 195
Ferdinand Mount#Accepted 195
In real terms, there is a greater disparity of earnings between the very rich and the very poor. Ferdinand Mount#Between 173
Ferdinand Mount#Between 173
We are also further than ever from equality of opportunity. Ferdinand Mount#Equality 155
Ferdinand Mount#Equality 155
Sexual relations, of course, have existed, exist, and will exist. However, this is in no way connected with the indispensability of the existence of the family. Ferdinand Mount#Connected 114
Ferdinand Mount#Connected 114
For the first half of this century, High Court judges have been cautious to the point of timidity in expressing any criticism of governmental action; the independence of the judiciary has been of a decidedly subordinate character. Ferdinand Mount#Action 109
Ferdinand Mount#Action 109
One of the unsung freedoms that go with a free press is the freedom not to read it. Ferdinand Mount#Free 78
Ferdinand Mount#Free 78
A majority in all parties do, I think, want to see local government recover its old vigour and independence. Ferdinand Mount#Government 76
Ferdinand Mount#Government 76
According to Richard Clarke, the former White House counterterrorism chief, Bush was so obsessed with Iraq that he failed to take action against Osama Bin Laden despite repeated warnings from his intelligence experts. Ferdinand Mount#Intelligence 68
Ferdinand Mount#Intelligence 68
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