I can well envisage a version of progressive conservatism that is too 'progressive' to ever conserve anything and too 'conservative' to ever achieve anything that might look like progress. That would be one harsh description of Blairism. If there is an alternative to this, it will be founded on that amorphous sense, felt by many, that calculation, competition, surveillance and comparison are scarcely achieving their stated goals, let alone supporting happiness and social stability.
Thursday, 13 August 2009
Progressive Conservatism: Meet the New Boss Just Like the Old Boss
Back from my hols and I find Will on cracking form, not only on progressive conservatism but on its conjoined twin, Blairism: