Daniel Finkelstein of the Times describes What’s Left? as a ‘splendid, passionate book’ and therefore proves himself to be one of the sharpest crtics in Britain, possibly the world. But he goes on to say that I need to understand that Tories have often been far better at pursuing progressive policies than the Left.
I don’t know why but when I read him I was reminded of the scene in Rosemary’s Baby when Mia Farrow fights back against the satanists . The leader of the devil worshippers says that resistance will only prolong her agony and hisses ‘join us, it’s easier that way’.