Rory Stewart

Rory Stewart

I do a lot of work with policymakers, but how much effect am I having? It’s like they’re coming in and saying to you, ?I’m going to drive my car off a cliff. Should I or should I not wear a seatbelt?’ And you say, ?I don’t think you should drive your car off the cliff.’ And they say, ?No, no, that bit’s already been decided—the question is whether to wear a seatbelt.’ And you say, ?Well, you might as well wear a seatbelt.’ And then they say, ?We’ve consulted with policy expert Rory StewaMore Rory Stewart quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The point about democracy is not that it delivers legitimate, effective, prosperous rule of law. It's not that it guarantees peace with itself or with its neighbors. ... Democracy matters because it reflects an idea of equality.More Rory Stewart quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
This idea that failure is not an option: It makes failure invisible, inconceivable and inevitable.More Rory Stewart quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
In the mountains, travelers were reduced to the speed of men on foot. Here, the ancient English sense of journey, 'a day's travel' (French journee), meant the same as the Old Persian word farsang, 'the distance a man could travel on foot in a day,' and the territory was in effect ungovernable.More Rory Stewart quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Religions . . . seem to avoid mountain passes.More Rory Stewart quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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