This is the story of generations of parents, Britain’s richest and grandest, who believed that being miserable at school was necessary to make a good and successful citizen. Childish suffering was a price they accepted for the preservation of their class, and their entitlement. The children who were moulded by this misery and abuse went on – as they still do – to run Britain’s public institutions and private companies.


How to be a moral meat-eater. A short, sharp tour of the cheap meat habit, its costs and its solutions. £1.99/$3 from Amazon, Bookstore and Guardian Books. Click the image to buy. LRB review -