The biggest surprise of the philosopher’s long-awaited Journal of Controversial ideas is what it claims to be controversial.
‘Liberal democracy’ is not an inevitable combination. Nor, it seems, is it necessarily a sustainable one.
The row over his sacking is a sign of a Party pulled in different directions by the way politics works – and by culture wars. Now a new competitor is knocking at the door.
Two cheers for a measure that, though mostly about managing, dividing and taming popular opinion, remains a reforming landmark.
These students parrot the priggish and illiberal morality preached to them by their self-righteous elders.