Friday, March 26, 2010

“They Make a Wasteland and Call it Peace”

...ubi solitudinem faciunt, pacem appellant

The Roman author Tacitus put these words into the mouth of an ancient British leader, Calagus, speaking on the day of the final battle with the Emperor’s legions.

There is a debate going on in some quarters as to whether ‘stability’ is the right option.

Some will want to hold on to nurse – or Gordon Brown – for fear of the future.

The people approaching the forthcoming election promising ‘stability’ are the ones who created the wasteland. They do not deserve to stay in office a day longer.


  1. Richard I do enjoy these 'classic' posts - always educational.

  2. I agree with Chris. And while we're talking classics, I think my computer has inherited your unwanted Latin guests!