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‘A remorseless tease of the new bien-pensant, egalitarian Establishment and a serious critique of how that Establishment might be improved’ John Adamson, Sunday Telegraph
‘Compelling and beautifully explained … interesting and important’ Andrew Marr, Daily Telegraph
‘Peregrine Worsthorne … has long been our most elegantly provocative journalist … lively and fascinating … if his book had been twice as realistic it would also have been only half as much fun’ Mail on Sunday
‘Elegant and often highly amusing … entertaining’ Sunday Telegraph
‘Sir Peregrine is a romantic … we should admire his intention and welcome an essay whose style is so reminiscent of the man’ Spectator
About the Author
Sir Peregrine, 79, is one of the most distinguished and outspoken editors of recent times – he worked at the Daily Telegraph between 1953 and 1961 and for 28 years at the Sunday Telegraph between 1961 and 1989, spending five years as deputy editor and three as editor. He was knighted in 1991.
- Publisher : Harper Perennial (September 12, 2005)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 160 pages
- ISBN-10 : 000718316X
- ISBN-13 : 978-0007183166
- Item Weight : 5.8 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.08 x 0.55 x 7.8 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #834,617 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Perhaps Worsthorne is romanticizing the ideals held by our upper classes. Or is imagining an ideal state (as Plato did). Or to old fashioned to accept the changes of modernity. All would be just criticisms. But I cannot help but agree with his sentiments. In today's world there is too much encouragement for our best and brightest to make money in the private sector, that history in the public. A sad truth that shows in our current government.
If noblesse oblige is gone, then I, with Worsthorne, shall remember it fondly.