The Staggers 17 December 2009 Web Only: the best of the blogs The five must-read blogs from today including class war, "Cameronism" and Ziggy Stardust Sign UpGet the New Statesman's Morning Call email. Sign-up 1. The New Yorker's George Packer says that, with the rise of private contractors, the US will struggle to perform the civilian part of the counter-insurgency in Afghanistan. 2. The Guardian's Andrew Sparrow blogs on a poll showing that only 12 per cent of Tory MPs name "Cameronism" as their political philosophy. 3. The Labour MP Tom Harris predicts that, as in 1979, 1983, 1987 and 1992, Labour will lose the election if it raises taxes on the rich. 4. But over at Liberal Conspiracy, Sunny Hundal attacks the "deluded" Harris and argues that Labour has nothing to lose from fighting the "class war". 5. And the FT's Westminster Blog spots Nick Clegg in his best Ziggy Stardust outfit on Nick Brown's Christmas card. Follow the New Statesman team on Twitter › Is Judaism a race or a religion? Subscribe For daily analysis & more political coverage from Westminster and beyond subscribe for just £1 per month!