An excellent article (Send out the clowns) by Bagehot on today’s Economist. It focuses on the mayoral election in London and the two major contenders: “Red” Ken Livingstone and Boris “Boris” Johnson. Here’s a nice quote from the article… for the rest you better go out and buy the Economist go to Economist.com (the front page rocks):
Reduction ad absurdum
[…] The lesson instead concerns the direction in which all the parties are collectively travelling. In a post-ideological era, everyone now agrees, politics are dominated by personality. In London that proposition has been tested – to destruction. It has been a joke, in other words, with a serious point.