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Avoiding ‘scurvy extremes’

March 26, 2012
By Tony Hall , Lake George Mirror

"What do angry men ail, to rail so against moderation? Doth it not look as if they were going to some scurvy Extreme, that is too strong to be digested by the more considering part of mankind?" wrote George Savile, the Marquis of Halifax, whose portrait hangs in our office. Halifax was writing about English politics in the 17th century, but he could easily be writing about the Republican primaries.

 
 
 

 

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