25 December 2008

How to spend Christmas Eve

This book, The Same Man, was been sitting on my desk since I purchased it soon after publication.  It is fascinating and I read the 200 odd pages in one sitting.  It charts the parallel lives of Waugh and Orwell and argues, correctly, that the were in fact postulating the same thoughts, hence the title.

What stuck me most of all was the concluding chapter, which takes the books title.

You have to read the book to fully appreciate the arguments put forward.  It  has frightening conclusions on how the modern world is governed and educated.

New Labour fits the world they dreaded perfectly.





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