Anyone who is not a liberal at 20 years of age has no heart,
while anyone who is still a liberal at 40 has no head.
— Winston Churchill (1874-1965) quoted in
The Hartford Courant, a Connecticut newspaper.
Green Perry's mellifluous language and arguments in his letter almost makes one hope socialism does triumph globally and stops all the evils of capitalism. What a soporific. The top six countries he mentioned, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Australia, New Zealand and France, first of all, started from a higher base than most of the world — part and parcel of European Western civilization — before they embraced social democracy.
I thoroughly and immensely enjoy reading your journal, and I thank you for sharing your thoughts with me. There is, however, a certain sense of futility, I have concluded, and I challenge you to prove otherwise, that anything and everything known to man is hostile to him. Including his own mind, in spite of the fact that his mind is the sole mean for his survival.