The history of progress is the history of giving offence

From Telegraph blogs, August 1, 2011 Andrew Rawnsley had an interesting piece in yesterday’s Observer in which he reflected on why there were so few politicians among Britain’s public intellectuals. As he wrote: “In challenging times which cry out for fresh ideas in both government and opposition, we are very short of enlivening political thinkers.” He was writing about the public outrage over the ideas voiced by two public figures, Steve Hilton and Maurice Glasman. Hilton… Read on