Review of Waiting for the Etonians by Oliver Kamm
According the sub-editor who wrote the strap I say “No capitalism hasn’t failed but the liberal-left has.”
Actually what the essays argue is that there has been an across-the-board failure to stick by liberal and left wing principles.
The Labour government lost the centre-left’s sensible instinct that if you don’t regulate bankers and speculators they will bring the roof in on the rest of society – as they have done.
The liberal-left intelligentsia failed to stick by the equally sensible liberal principle that if you don’t oppose clerical fascism clerical fascists will grow in power – as they have done.
In other words, the trouble with the liberal-left is that it is not liberal or left wing enough.
But subs, eh?
Can’t live with ’em, pass the beer nuts.
Oliver points out on his blog that the sub continues with,”Anger at the betrayal of progressive principals runs through Cohen’s work.”
Screw the beer nuts, I need a beer.