The supreme function of statesmanship is to provide against preventable evils … the discussion of grave but, with effort now, avoidable evils is the most unpopular and at the same time the most necessary occupation for the politician …
Whether there will be public will to demand that action, I do not know. All I know is that to see, and not to speak, would be the great betrayal.
Enoch Powell (1912–1998) was a British politician, linguist, writer, academic, soldier and poet.
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