It Really Looks as Though (i) Hayek Did Not Keep a Copy and (ii) Thatcher's Office Put Hayek's Letter in the Circular File...
Department of "Huh!?!?!?!?!?"

Quote of the Day: February 4, 2012

"[I]t was to head off a return of the old demons (unemployment, Fascism, German militarism, war, revolution) that western Europe took the new path with which we are now familiar. Post-national, welfare-state, cooperative, pacific Europe was not born of the optimistic, ambitious, forward-looking project imagined in fond retrospect by today’s Euro-idealists. It was the insecure child of anxiety. Shadowed by history, its leaders implemented social reforms and built new institutions as a prophylactic, to keep the past at bay…"

--Tony Judt, Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945