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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.

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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.

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