These two men are the most important Conservatives of our generation. They have transformed our party’s fortunes and look set to head the first Conservative government for 13 years (on the basis that the next election is held in May 2010)
Beyond skillful presentation, team Cameron are building a coherent scheme of ideas that offer the country a fresh alternative and a narrative for government. As a Conservative I think there’s a lot to be enthusiastic about.
I was impressed by last year’s Michael Oakeshott Lecture delivered by David Willetts at the LSE. The Times described it as “an audacious attempt by the Conservative Party’s leading intellectual to relate a new Tory narrative”. I think it really spells out the essence of modern Conservatism based on man’s self-interest in stable co-operation through social arrangements and formal institutions that encourage our biological reciprocal altruism.
It’s a fascinating read which includes interesting applications of Evolutionary Biology and Game Theory. It is an early insight into the future of Conservatism.
You can read it here.
Or, listen to the podcast.