Thursday, September 17, 2015

Galbraith on the Democratic Party

"The Democrats will always move to the left. You can always accomplish more in the Democratic Party than you can outside it, and since the Democratic Party is not ideologically exclusive it will always embrace such positions. In this respect I suppose, it has some parallel with the Liberal Party under Mackenzie King. It was King's genius, among other things, to make sure that he had no serious opposition to the left of him. Well, the Democratic Party functions in somewhat the same way."
--John Kenneth Galbraith in Peter Newman's Home Country, 1973, 128.

Imagine being able to hold that view...