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Ralph Miliband: Why even ask the question?

Jane Graham

The furore over Ed Miliband's father Ralph, a Jewish refugee and war veteran who disapproves of the capitalist ethos, the monarchy and the Army, has raised in many media quarters the question of whether a person can rail against a country's establishment without hating that country.

It's a toughie. But after much thought I concluded that – to quote Al Pacino in raging bull form in Glengarry Glen Ross – anyone who ever lived a day in their life would surely answer it with a demurral; what kind of idiot would be stupid enough to ask such a question?

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