I have always admired Robert Peston’s ability to communicate with emotion – given that he is a financial journalist, I find it inspiring!
I will read his book ‘WTF’ with interest as soon as I can … but in the meantime, here is a very small snippet.
He begins his book with a letter to this late father – a powerful opening. And in that letter, he writes the sentences below: I hope you like it too … read it slowly a few times …he’s talking about UK first, then the entire Western worldview.
“These three themes, the long–term neglect of depressed places and people, worsening inequality, and the perceived unfairness of financial globalisation, have brought us directly to where we are today. We are a divided country – in fact in the West, we are divided countries – at a crossroads, where hate and mistrust are more prevalent and more mainstream than at any time that I can recall”