In praise of the elite
Howard Jacobson speaks up in defence of the metropolitan liberal elite. He asks why elite is considered a worthy attribute for a soldier or a footballer but not for a "thinker".
Howard Jacobson speaks up in defense of the metropolitan liberal elite.
He ponders why the word "elitist" has acquired such negative connotations in some fields - but not in others.
"It makes no sense to me to love the best when they are footballers or the SAS, but not when they are thinkers or even politicians".
Producer: Adele Armstrong.