Sunday, December 2, 2007

What a tangled web we weave…

…When first we practise to be aggrieved.

Anthony Daniels, a.k.a. Theodore Dalrymple, in "Who shall 'scape whipping?" published in the November New Criterion:

It is no doubt a sign of the march of secularism that most men now believe that, if there were any justice in the world, they would be better rather than worse off. In their opinion it is not mercy that they need, but compensation.