Here’s another socially aspirational advert for an alcoholic drink. This time it’s Stella Artois 4%. At the train station, a young worker sees a fashionable bourgeois girl get onto a train. She makes eye contact – but what can a rough young worker hope from such a social mismatch. Yet our worker gives chase, and Read more…

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For me, one of the biggest ‘big ideas’ of our time is the return of Aristotle, and the concomitant move beyond liberalism (what David Goodhart calls ‘post-liberalism’) and towards a more Aristotelian conception of the good life and the good society. I’ve argued that this ‘rise of neo-Aristotelianism‘ began in the 1980s with Alasdair MacIntyre’s Read more…

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