Thursday, 29 May 2008

Fewtril no.246

The popular success of liberalism is owed perhaps to its securing the right of every man to be indifferent and shamelessly vulgar — such of whom it has had the good sense of flattery to call tolerant and free.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

But isn't tolerance a synonym for indifference?

Of course those who make more of a career out of being tolerant make sure that they are espousing intolerant tolerance: the worst form of tyranny. Far better the tolerant intolerance of your Colonel Blimp: he might think you're a shower but he's not going to stop you proving it.