The British Parliament has a long tradition of courageous speakers who, masters of the English language, clearly, concisely, eloquently express opinions with persuasive power that avoids hyperbole and profanity. They make a case assuming the intelligence of the listener. This tradition was passed to the colonies and the young United States, though it is now rarely in evidence. Here is Sir Alan Duncan, a Conservative member of Parliament, making the case (outside of Parliament) against the illegal settlements of Israel. It is an indictment. I have never heard a more direct, cogent presentation on the issue.