Wednesday, May 14, 2008

An observation

Politics is the nervous dance between ideology and conscience.

2 comments:

S said...

I think it would be more between ideology and realism than conscience. The latter hasn't ever seemed to go hand in hand with politics..

Acroamatic said...

That's also true, I suppose. But ideology is not idealism.... Politics, in the formal sense, is an extension of ethics. It's what you hope for balanced against what you can live with. As Churchill said, it's like watching sausage being manufactured.