Dalrymple writes at Salisbury Review on a phrase he would like to ban:
It is obvious what those who use the words ‘European construction’ in a positive sense mean: namely, a European super-state that will, on account of its size and economic weight, be a super-power. How otherwise could a former Prime Minister of Luxembourg take his place in the sun of power?
>Any academic discipline ending in the word studies is likely to attract the bureaucrat rather than the scholar, the seeker of power rather than the seeker of truth.
What I would pay for a book of Dalrymple’s aphorisms.