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Wednesday 19 January 2011

A very very good read.

A thoughtful article by Mark Steyn on how far we in the western world have fallen. If you don’t read anything else tonight , this I recommend to you.

A taster of what is in the article:

When William Beveridge laid out his blueprint for the modern British welfare state in 1942, his goal was the “abolition of want,” to be accomplished by “cooperation between the State and the individual.” In attempting to insulate the citizenry from the vicissitudes of fate, Sir William succeeded beyond his wildest dreams: Want has been all but abolished. Today, fewer and fewer Britons want to work, want to marry, want to raise children, want to lead a life of any purpose or dignity. Churchill called his book The History of the English-Speaking Peoples—not the English-Speaking Nations. The extraordinary role played by those nations in the creation and maintenance of the modern world derived from their human capital.

It’s not just the Welfare state he comments on, but just about everything  pertaining to the world we live in Today.

Just click on the Hyperlink above to read the whole article.

How they build an Aeroplane.

Mind you the paint job is a bit over the top.