Dictators can fix up their entire families in good jobs, in or around government, and often do. In democracies, such a practice is frowned upon. Privileged access to the corridors of power through family connections and a kind of old boys’ network, is also deemed an abuse of power, and so it is.
I took a deep breath and listened to the old bray of my heart. I am. I am. I am.
Even the people who come our way look upon us in amazement, that we run only for the healing of Mother Earth.
Liberals subscribe to the new flexible, pluralistic definition of the family; their defense of families carries no conviction.
The West is now closed.
The family wage has been eroded by the same developments that have promoted consumerism as a way of life.
That is how it stiffens, my vision of that seaside childhood. My father died; we moved inland. Whereon those nine first years of my life sealed themselves off like a ship in a bottle – beautiful, inaccessible, obsolete: a fine, white, flying myth.
When you have a spiritual foundation, you look at poverty differently then.
Stadium rock and commercial rock are the opposite of what poetry needs. An audience of around 200 is ideal for poetry.
Arthur Scargill’s leadership of the miners’ strike has been a disgrace. The price to be paid for his folly will be immense. He will have destroyed the N.U.M. as an effective fighting force within British trade unionism for the next 20 years. If kamikaze pilots were to form their own union, Arthur would be an ideal choice for leader.