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Friday, April 20, 2012 

Some Liberals Won't Read This ... but they should!

"If history repeats, we are about a decade away from the publication of a book called “The Strange Death of Liberal Canada.” The history in question is that of Britain’s Liberal party, which dominated British politics in the late 19th century, laid the foundations of the modern welfare state at the beginning of the 20th century, led Britain in the First World War ... and then collapsed. It wasn’t reduced to rubble all at once, of course, but the transition from dominance to irrelevance was swift and bewildering. George Dangerfield captured the feeling of political observers in the title of his 1935 classic The Strange Death of Liberal England. [...] And if Canadian Liberals don’t see lessons in this history it won’t be long before someone writes “The Strange Death of Liberal Canada.” Ottawa Citizen

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