Peter Wilby was editor of the Independent on Sunday from 1995 to 1996 and of the New Statesman from 1998 to 2005. He writes the weekly First Thoughts column for the NS.
As an open-minded republican, two things struck me.
People now believe medical science can perform miracles, and many search for them online.
The only oppositions that matter are between capital and labour, and between top executives and everybody else.
Courses would not be flooded with idiots any more than public libraries are besieged by illiterates.
Peter Wilby's First Thoughts.
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