Warming Up for April Fools' Day: Hoisted from Matthew Yglesias's Archives: Niall Ferguson Debates Himself

Live from La Farine: Jack Kemp: "Broaden the [electoral] base...":

If you are going to broaden the base of the Republican Party, you’ve got to realize that millions of Americans look to government as a lifeline.

I have never felt personally that the idea of beating up on government was good politics. It’s true that that government is best which governs least. But it’s equally true that government is best which does the most for people and you need a balance between what government does for people and what people should be able to do for themselves.

Source: Robert Shogan, “GOP Seeks to Consolidate Gains, Build Party Loyalty,” Los Angeles Times (June 2, 1985): p. 12 (attached).