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Jesse Norman’s Burke

Some very positive reviews of Jesse Norman’s Burke. Could Jesse be a Disraeli in the making? The Independent  The Telegraph New Statesman The Spectator Benjamin DisraeliConservatismEdmund BurkeJesse NormanLiberalismLibertarianism

Jazz as conversation

Jesse Norman, a prominent Oakeshottian, has this article in The Independent on “Pops’” autobiography which I too have recently read. The conceptual overlap between Jazz and the Oakeshott notion of conversation is uncannily similar. I couldn’t express my reaction to “Pops’” autobiography any better than Jesse: The book is peopled by a vast Runyonesque array of…