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May we not succumb to thoughts of violence and revenge today but rather to thoughts of mercy and compassion. We are to love our enemies that they might be returned to their right minds.

So here is one of my theories on happiness: we cannot know if we have lived a truly happy life until the very end. This view of life and death was reinforced by my close witnessing of the buildup to the death of Philip Gould. Philip was without doubt my closest friend in politics. When he died I felt like I had lost a limb.