"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.
Labels: Great Britain, Obituaries, socialism