In an era of precipitous decline for Britain and its once- global empire, Harold Wilson was a fixture for 30 years, a solid workingman's socialist in a rumpled ready-to- wear suit and his trademark Gannex mackintosh.
A free society is as much a threat to the intellectual's sense of worth as an automated economy is to the workingman's sense of worth. Any social order that can function with a minimum of leadership will be anathema to the intellectual. The intellectual craves a social order in which uncommon people perform uncommon tasks every day.
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