Thomas Molloy: Kenny's lack of core beliefs may come to surprise us all
Published 24/02/2011 | 05:00
OTHER countries do philosophy -- we have the catechism. A catechism is useful when life is simple but it is not much good when things are complicated and new problems jump out at you every week.
The election campaign, which draws to a close today, has produced lots of catechisms but little talk of the philosophy behind the policies. We have had many "whats" and some "hows" but very few "whys".
That's a pity because the next Government's beliefs and instincts are likely to be far more important than the policies that are neatly laid out in the parties' glossy manifestoes.