Well, Summer is over (bloody hell!) so I'm back with this sugary quote from Mark Ellse, which is as delicious as it is frighteningly ahistoric:
The liberal view regards wickedness as being exceptional rather than universal. As Tony Blair said about Saddam Hussein, "But the man's evil, isn't he?", the corollary being that if we got rid of Saddam, everything would be better. The liberal view is overoptimistic about human structures. In 2011 David Cameron said "Our task now is to do all we can to support the will of the Libyan people for an effective transition for a free, democratic and inclusive Libya", failing to see that impure hearts can destroy any system of government.
Worst of all, the liberal mind fails to see that evil can be so prevalent that the ordering of a society sometimes needs a horrific firmness, bordering on the tyranny of a Hussein, Gadaffi or Tito.
Don't people need Hannah Arendt anymore ?!