Comments: 8
Hague's conclusion? (Please, no??)
BrokenTune 3 years ago
Great book, but I would skip the last 10 pages where he kinda makes up over-simplistic arguments to criticise Pitt only to then affirm his admiration for Pitt as the original Tory... blergh....
Oh, noooo ... Why, Mr. Hague?!
BrokenTune 3 years ago
Erm, probably because ..., erm, it's Mr. Hague?
BrokenTune 3 years ago
Saying that, it was really only the last 10 pages. Which doesn't even work from the point of trying to provide an analysis or conclusion of a 580+ page biography anyway. He should have just left it out and ended the book with the description of the aftermath of Pitt's death.
Amen. And, um, yes, I suppose it would have been asking a bit too much for him to use some self-restraint for once. OK, noted. If / whenever I get around to this, the last 10 pages will be skipped.
BrokenTune 3 years ago
Actually, no please don't skip it - some of it may make you laugh. Like his pretend "questioning" why Pitt didn't take up the offers of better paid positions on the side and why he didn't make more friends to be "more popular" ... because, you know, how could he be a proper politician without doing so.... Gaaaaaaahhhhh..... And then he concludes with his admiration for Pitt not doing any of this because he was so focused on his "drive to power and leadership" (actual quote from the book!). LoL. I'm just not Tory enough for this crap.
Neither am I. Well, I'll take your summary as read ... :D