Owen Hatherley: The Neo-Elite
22 October 2014
Show More The Establishment and How They Get Away with It by Owen Jones.
Allen Lane, 335 pp., £16.99, September 2014, 978 1 84614 719 7Show More
“... Paul Staines (‘Guido Fawkes’), aware of the rules of the game, knowingly play the pantomime villain. Early on, Jones mounts a pre-emptive defence against an accusation he knows is coming. When David Aaronovitch smarmily remarks, one Oxbridge-educated staff journalist to another, ‘here we are, having our elite discussion,’ Jones tells the reader: ‘Some will claim that I am, myself, a member ...”