THE GREAT HELMSMAN AND THE GOOD BOATMAN, The Telegraph [Saturday, October 15th, 2005]

A social activist I greatly admire recently began a public lecture by saying: ‘We cannot all be Gandhi or Mao, but we can at least try and imbibe some of their spirit’. For a man of my age the juxtaposition made some—if not perfect—sense. But it would perhaps have escaped the many in the audience [...]