Of Love and Politics

Aurelian Craiutu reviews Oakeshott’s Notebooks, 1922-86. I don’t share the view that:

If Oakeshott were alive today, he would welcome the fact that “the politics of faith” against which he wrote memorable pages seem to have lost some of its appeal.

I think that the centre has not held at all and is at its narrowest band in at least a hundred years. The politics of faith still animates pretty much everything politically and much else besides, so easily promulgated in this hyper networked age.