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Re: Ralph Harris, RIP

Let me second Andrew’s praise for Ralph Harris (Lord Harris of High Cross), whom I first encountered in 1990 at the Mont Pelerin Society meeting in Munich.  He won me over when he turned up at an unusual panel about whether the EU should incorporate some kind of “social market” dimension.  When the moderator introduced the panel with the remark that went something like, “The topic of this panel is whether the European Union should have a social market dimension,” Lord Harris, sitting in the front row, loudly interrupted: “No!  Let’s go home!”

Steven F. Hayward — Stephen F. Hayward is a senior resident scholar at the Institute of Governmental Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, and the author of a two-volume political history, The Age of Reagan.

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