Monday, December 14, 2009


Roger Scruton: "[I]t is easy to flaunt compassion, but harder to bear the cost of it." And: "What all conservatives know, however, is that it is they who are motivated by compassion, and that their cold-heartedness is only apparent." He's too generous: many conservatives are such because they feel they benefit by it. But he's right about conservatives and leftists in general.