Friday, March 14, 2014

Tony Benn

Classy thinker who put principal above popularity, delightful economy in his words.

"If one meets a powerful person - Rupert Murdoch, perhaps, or Joe Stalin or Hitler -  one can ask five questions: what power do you have; where did you get it; in whose interests do you exercise it; to whom are you accountable; and, how can we get rid of you? Anyone who cannot answer the last of those questions does not live in a democratic system."

"A faith is something you die for, a doctrine is something you kill for. There is all the difference in the world."

 "When you think of the number of men in the world who hate each other, why, when two men love each other, does the church split?"

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