Look who is reality based nowDaniel Hannan, Conservative MEP for South-East England, writing in the Telegraph, cites Peter Oborne's description of Tony Blair in The Rise of Political Lying:
As Peter Oborne explains in a devastating new book, Mr Blair does not simply tell the occasional fib. He has an eerie belief in his ability to posit a "narrative" and make it true - as though, like Descartes' malicious demon, he can define our reality by controlling our senses.
Hmm. Isn't this more or less what the Democrats contend about the current American administration: that their foreign policy is based on their willingness to posit a narrative and make it true. And why they gleefully refer to themselves, in contrast, as "the reality based" party.
So where did Peter Oborne's generate this idea? Is it truly an accurate reading of Tony Blair's eerie powers? Or did he transmute it from the Democrat's (mis)characterization of American conservative foreign policy.