Another big-name author turns to the right

First David Mamet, now Tom Stoppard, the British playwright, turns away in revulsion from 1960’s-era radicalism to find his inner conservative. Read 1968: The year of the posturing rebel.

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  • http://www.cockahoop.com/ tODD

    Not sure that’s an accurate summary of the article. The article is about how, even back in the 60s, he was no fan of the radical youth movement, especially given his coming from Czechoslovakia. So I didn’t read that he’s changed much since then.

    He has described himself elsewhere as a “timid libertarian”, which I suppose you could see as “to the right”, though here we must qualify “right” as a political ideal, and rather distinct from the partisan way the word is often used in this country.

  • http://www.cockahoop.com/ tODD

    Not sure that’s an accurate summary of the article. The article is about how, even back in the 60s, he was no fan of the radical youth movement, especially given his coming from Czechoslovakia. So I didn’t read that he’s changed much since then.

    He has described himself elsewhere as a “timid libertarian”, which I suppose you could see as “to the right”, though here we must qualify “right” as a political ideal, and rather distinct from the partisan way the word is often used in this country.