David Mitchell on caring

David Mitchell, 26 January 2009
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David Mitchell, the comedian from the Mitchell and Webb Show and various panel games, has a column in the Observer that is frequently very insightful. This week’s column addresses the election, and concludes with an appeal to think about the real issues behind the political posturing:

Understanding the tiny differences between one drably plausible group and another may be crucial to our future happiness. Our past failures to do so have had horrible consequences: one of the many truths that politicians will never utter is that their mediocrity is, ultimately, a reflection of our own – our failure to understand, scrutinise and care, which is then exacerbated by the disappointing people that that failure allows to come to prominence.

I couldn’t agree more.

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Published by Anthony Zacharzewski

Anthony Zacharzewski was one of the founders of Demsoc in 2006. Before starting work for Demsoc in 2010, he was a Whitehall civil servant and a local government officer.

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