This magazine is an excellent and rare jewel in British publishing and media. One article from back in June, of many, caught my eye. That is the one featured on the cover, shown above. Not only is the article thought provoking, slightly tongue in cheek but I suggest, also an indicative piece of how the Magazine comfortably debunks socialism and centre ground politics, which these days are supposed to be a new version of self determination Toryism. It's not, as I believe, that latter to be, of course.
Nevertheless, such is the quality of argument and writing, it inspires, which do not provoke, tempts rather than repels and all in all has a refreshing, modern but traditional slant. When we read the more level headed articles from the once firebrand, dyed in the wool, socialist rebel, Liddle, we experience the joy of such "Road To Damascus" conversions. There are others, conversions, which cure infected young socialists with a brain cell that eventually heals and matures!
Now as a counter argument to the conversion of Liddle, we get Young's feature on Gove. Here he seems expects us to embrace his suggestion that Gove's educational raison d'etre is of a socialist bent. I quote, "his (Gove) proselytising zeal comes from - the absolute conviction his education reforms will create a more level playing field between the children of the rich and poor." He, Young, closes that part of the article contrasting Gove's poorer background to the privileged two Ed's, our ghastly duo, Milibad and Testicles.
Delightful juxtaposition of philosophy and allegiance, very close to my own. Also a severe rap on the knuckles for the socialists' ability to screw any aspect of common sense understandings as to those elements of fairness in life we mostly all instinctively understand and applaud. I'll leave you to read the rest of this wonderful, of many, such pieces, to be absorbed.
All I can say is that if the BBC and other media enterprises had a similar preparedness to put such balanced and interesting thoughts forward, we would all benefit. Not least those youngsters who may well benefit from Michael Gove's stint in Office. We can but pray it's a long and fruitful one for those of our young people desperate for a chance to prove their worth lies outside commercial electronics and enforced consumerism, at the expense of self worth and a real education. Not a socialist rendition of myth and dogma. Politics without hysteria, bliss!