Thursday, July 05, 2012

Thatcher Destroyed The Nostalgia Industry

He's right about this, but it goes even deeper.

We keep getting told that the right needs to move on from Thatcherism (meaning: actual conservatism) but it's always from people who insist that the nothing that's happened since 1948 should in any way impact on the structure of the NHS, the War on Poverty is always within measurable distance of its end and all British industry really needs is the return of Fred Kite. When are the left going to move on from the Attlee years?

1 comment:

Mr Grumpy said...

Not sure I'm with you on this one, Jon. Haven't they moved on to the notion of the Fifties as a hellish time when hospitals had to cope without Diversity Managers and Germaine Greer had not yet invented the washing machine?