Michael Prowse

The Market Man

Against The Flow

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Atlantic Books 385pp £19.95 order from our bookshop

John Stuart Mill once remarked that it would be better to be Socrates and unhappy than a pig and happy. In this stimulating volume of essays, Sir Samuel Brittan admits to having ‘a sneaking sympathy for the pig, so long as he can be bred to live as long as Socrates’.

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