We expect more from politicians than we do from ourselves
Published 25/11/2015 | 02:30
Politics in Ireland has become significantly animated with the sniff of elections in the air.
John Locke, the 17th-century British political thinker, saw politics as a necessary evil.
This judgement was rooted in his experience of the unprincipled machinations in the practice of government. Things have not seriously changed since Locke's time.