What do you look for in good political commentary?
I’m in favor of a mix of moral clarity and realistic judgment, topped off with an incisive turn of phrase that sticks in the memory. So I find it hard to top this observation on the recent attack on the UK embassy in Iran, culled from today’s Financial Times:
“I do not like Britain and I know it is evil, but a savage attack on their embassy not only makes us look uncivilised but means we have to pay for its consequences, which will be more sanctions and maybe a war,” says Saeed, a 42-year-old government employee.
100% crystal clear analysis. Love it.