‘Liberal democracy’ is not an inevitable combination. Nor, it seems, is it necessarily a sustainable one.
Posts Tagged: George Monbiot
Tom Hunt: So you welcome OFCOM’s new BBC scrutiny role? Don’t. Here’s why it could make matters worse.
It turns out that the arbiter for all but a relatively narrow range of complaints will be the BBC’s own Unitary Board.
See his support for protectionism, big government, big debts – and more.
Labour could have done better with a different leader and a different strategy. But its error was its usual one: to assume moral superiority
We Evil Tory Hatemongers can best respond to our opponents’ misplaced sense of moral superiority by demonstrating that markets work better than the state.
History shows we have more to fear from collectivisation than the opposite. Nevertheless, individualism can go too far – and our own country would appear to be a prime example
George Monbiot says defend British soil and crackdown on subsidy junkies: how’s that for a Conservative agenda?
One can make a case for paying farmers to look after the countryside – but paying them to destroy it is indefensible
While refraining from sentimentality about the countryside, we need to re-learn a bit of respect for nature
Advertising and the other tools of crass commercialism play a part in shaping our culture, but at the heart of it is an ideology of pleasure-seeking self-centredness
‘Greed versus guilt’ pretty much sums up the Guardian view of the world – and it might be an idea if prominent Conservatives didn’t play along with it