Dispatch from the Razor's Edge, the Blog of Michael Stephen Fuchs
2009.04.28: Freedom Has A Ninja
Daniel Hannan at the Tory Spring Forum
"Feeling a bit stand-offish today, are we, Winston?"
- Clement Atlee, seeing Churchill walk down to the farthest urinal
"No. But whenever you see anything big, Clement, you nationalise it."
- Churchill, majestically unbuttoning his fly

Daniel Hannan, whom I've extolled previously, has a tongue like a serpent's tooth, an indominitable protectiveness over liberty – and a seriously mean streak towards Gordon Brown.

Here is his speech at the recent Conservative Party Spring, erm, thing. Absolutely worth watching if you care about fiscal sanity, British autonomy, and rhetorical genius. Worth watching in any case.

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Fuchs is the author of the novels The Manuscript and Pandora's Sisters, both published worldwide by Macmillan in hardback, paperback and all e-book formats (and in translation); the D-Boys series of high-tech, high-concept, spec-ops military adventure novels – D-Boys, Counter-Assault, and Close Quarters Battle (coming in 2016); and is co-author, with Glynn James, of the bestselling Arisen series of special-operations military ZA novels. The second nicest thing anyone has ever said about his work was: "Fuchs seems to operate on the narrative principle of 'when in doubt put in a firefight'." (Kirkus Reviews, more here.)

Fuchs was born in New York; schooled in Virginia (UVa); and later emigrated to the San Francisco Bay Area, where he lived through the dot-com boom. Subsequently he decamped for an extended period of tramping before finally rocking up in London, where he now makes his home. He does a lot of travel blogging, most recently of some very  long  walks around the British Isles. He's been writing and developing for the web since 1994 and shows no particularly hopeful signs of stopping.

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