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Auberon Waugh
1939 - 2001

British writer, journalist, columnist for Private Eye, the London Daily Telegraph and other journals, editor of the Literary Review, son of Evelyn Waugh

What sort of truth is it that needs protection?

Contradictions between the individualistic, free-market stance and traditional Conservative appeals to authority, patriotism, law and order are two a penny, and have often been remarked on. The electoral calculation has always been that the two opposed camps -- the 'individualists' who are trying to make money, and the 'conservatives' who already have it -- will make common cause at the end of the day.

1989 - from his column in the London Spectator