By Tony Blair
Tony Blair is a political candidate who defines our occasions. His emergence as Labour social gathering chief in 1994 marked a seismic shift in British politics. inside of a couple of brief years, he had reworked his get together and rallied the rustic at the back of him, changing into leading minister in 1997 with the most important victory in Labour’s historical past, and bringing to an finish eighteen years of Conservative govt. He took Labour to a historical 3 phrases in workplace as Britain’s dominant political determine of the final decades.
Few British leading ministers have formed the nation’s direction as profoundly as Tony Blair, and his achievements and his legacy could be debated for years yet to come. the following, uniquely, we have now his personal trip, in his personal phrases.
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Sophist, 232d5-e4 and 268b3-5. 28 possessor of a true knowledge about everything. , a superior knower in any matter whatsoever. He accomplishes this by making anyone with whom he discusses in private, whatever his own trade or virtue might be, contradict himself. , wiser, than the man he converses with by making that man contradict himself on the very matter he professes to know. In other words, the work of the sophist is to produce an image of himself as a superior knower by producing contradictions in his interlocutor’s speech.
Statesman, 310e7-9. 11. The findings So, to summarize our results: first, the sort of interlacing that the Stranger has stressed is an interlacing of characters. On the one hand, it indicates that statesmanship is not only concerned with material goods produced by the arts but with psychological goods as well, the goods of the human soul. On the other hand, virtues and characters are not the same thing; this is made plain enough by the fluctuation between moderation and decorum in the Stranger’s speeches.
And, again, to the extent that human wholeness is the work of a specific art, human happiness would seem to be, too, the work of a specific art, which is itself grounded in a specific knowledge. 2. First difficulty There are however three difficulties that attend this statement. The first difficulty concerns the relation between human happiness and politics. The exhortation of the Euthydemus starts off with the natural wish to be happy and culminates in the need to acquire, as it were, political science.
A Journey: My Political Life by Tony Blair