LINK: Interesting post by Harry at Harry's Place on what 10 years of Blair have meant for the the left in Britain. I find the dual contentions that Blair can easily attack the left as being a kind of force for small-c conservatism and the general failure of leftist criticisms of Blair to seriously affect him to have some parallels to America: I certainly find it easy to attack people on the left on a wide variety of issues, and I think the first fact is largely begot by the second. That is to say, if it weren't the case that so much leftism is small-minded and anti-, rather than pro- (compare vituperation of Bush to love for Kerry), it wouldn't be so easy to take shots at the Democratic Party and other further left elements.

Also, I'm a fan of the idea of 'Christian democratic centrism' in all its forms.

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