Friday, July 29, 2011

Moynihan on Political Ideas

"Political ideas must be simple.  Which is not to say they must be facile.  To the contrary, the most profound propositions are often the simplest as well.  Whitehead's [Alfred North] rule to 'seek simplicity and distrust it' is appropriately cautionary, but he did first of all say: Seek simplicity."

Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Counting Our Blessings, page 330

No comments:

Post a Comment