Memory Hole

George-Orwell-quotesIn reading about policy battles, international relations and economic fortunes: history as it is happening, we seem to learn things, important things. Six months later, these conclusions borne of hard experience are forgotten, barely recalled or distorted beyond recognition. This might be surprising, then again, just as there are people whose careers depend on our amnesia, there are people whose livelihood is built on ensuring that amnesia.

Stephen Hayes is thinking about trust in government and reminds us of events that have brought us to our current low.

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