I’ve a number of things that I’ve been wanting to write about here for the last few days, and some for the last few weeks, but I’m finding it difficult to fit it in. Usual story.
But I have got time to say a very well deserved congratulations to Alix Mortimer for being shortlisted for the Orwell Prize. She says she is “dumbfounded, and a bit shuffly” about it. There really is no need. As she goes on to prove by inventing the “Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea effect”.
Read Alix for an explanation, but it is essentially an illustration of the limits of ideology and a warning to beware of political fashion and the effects of “studying PPE instead of history” at university.
It reminds me that one of the things I haven’t got around to writing about is my “liberalism as a philosophy versus liberalism as an ideology” post. I know, head in the clouds stuff again. But, when I do get round to it, it will be a much better post for having learnt about the “Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea effect”.
This content was originally posted on my old Process Guy blog.