Andrew Struttaford wrote an interesting article comparing Obama and Clement Attlee in the January edition of National Review. It’s a sobering warning as to how Attlee succeeded in remodeling the British state through an aggressive and ideological commitment to the modern welfare state, of which the NHS was the crown jewel. Attlee treated such transformation as a moral imperative irrespective of economic and political costs, which sounds all too familiar. Attlee and Labour proximately caused the condition Britain is in today. Troubling to think that Britain today forebodes the US in fifty years.