Monday, March 17, 2008
I enjoyed Jonathon Powell's interview with Andrew Marr yesterday morning, and today's piece in the Guardian is also insightful. People like Powell are the glue that holds a certain style of state together and what they have to say and tell is of interest. I think these extracts suggest this book is perhaps a bit more lively than Campbell's, but one suspects Alastair has stuff held back for another day. How fascinating that Powell invited those enemies of the state with whom he had dealt with for so long to his wedding. Such journeys tell us a lot about the changing nature of our human character depending on our life experience.