Preventable Evils
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May 22, 2007

CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS VISITS FINSBURY PARK, the neighborhood of his youth, and asks: "How did a nation move from cricket and fish-and-chips to burkas and shoe-bombers in a single generation?"

Well, the answer is that this is a predictable effect of mass immigration, that it was "predictable and predicted" in the words of Sam Francis, and the man who predicted it was called Enoch Powell. Powell's 1968 speech, beginning " The supreme function of statesmanship is to provide against preventable evils.", can be found here.

And Hitchens, who for years was a really dangerous leftist, despised Enoch Powell. But Powell was right.

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