14 March 2014

Passings ~ Tony Benn (1925-2014)

"If one meets a powerful person . . . 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."
British Socialist Tony Benn has died. There is a report here at The New York Times, an obituary here at The Guardian, and a digest of pungent remarks - from which I lifted the one above - by him here at The New Statesman.

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