I've done Normblog's rather detailed blogger's questionnaire, which he has put on his blog today, HERE. Here's a taster...
Can you name a major moral, political or intellectual issue on which you've ever changed your mind? > Devolution. I'm now a vocal supporter of an English Parliament.
What philosophical thesis do you think it most important to disseminate? > The economics of Adam Smith.
What philosophical thesis do you think it most important to combat? > Marxism.
Can you name a work of non-fiction which has had a major and lasting influence on how you think about the world? > A book called In The Arena by Richard Nixon. Nixon is a great writer and this book had an effect on me largely because it crystallized what being in politics is all about. In order to make a difference you have to be in the arena – not just on the sidelines mouthing off.
Who are your political heroes? > Margaret Thatcher, Ronald Reagan, Konrad Adenauer.
If you could effect one major policy change in the governing of your country, what would it be? > To halve the size of the state.
What would you do with the UN? > Move it to Switzerland, halve its size and budget, reform its voting structures and change the terms of engagement for UN peacekeepers.
What do you consider to be the main threat to the future peace and security of the world? > Islamic fundamentalism.
What personal fault do you most dislike? > Selfishness.
In what circumstances would you be willing to lie? > To save someone's life.
What commonly enjoyed activities do you regard as a waste of time? > Fishing where you put the fish back.
What, if anything, do you worry about? > My weight.
Who would play you in the movie about your life? > Patrick Duffy.
What are you reading at the moment? > The autobiography of Jimmy Armfield and Richard Evans's history of the Third Reich. He taught me Austrian history at university.
Where would you most like to live (other than where you do)? > Washington DC.
If you could have any three guests, past or present, to dinner who would they be? > Richard Nixon, Otto von Bismarck and Cliff Richard.
What animal would you most like to be? > My Jack Russell, Gio.
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