As always, from Clive James:
The left is always at its weakest when it argues for an alternative past, administered by better men. They can only mean men like them. (This assumption of personal superiority is where the perennial left comes closest to the classic right.)
This quote hits the spot for me because I’m very tired of hearing how the cause is good, the ideas are great, and the only reason why this cause and these ideas have always produced terrible results is that they weren’t put into practice correctly. “If only somebody sufficiently special got on it…”
Clive James disliked those very special cookies as much as I do.