By Paddy McGuffin in Britain:
Irresistible rise of the billionaire bullshit artist
Saturday 5th March 2016
It was no less an authority on the topic of governance than Tom Paine who famously noted that “government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil.”
Paine knew of that which he spoke, being one of the US’s founding fathers and having first-hand knowledge of the French revolution.
One wonders what he would have thought this week as the disturbing farce that is the presidential election race reaches the final furlong and begins to look, inevitably, like being a straight choice between a war-mongering hypocrite and a bigoted buffoon.
And two parties whose policies you couldn’t slip a fag paper between.
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