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Review: How Good We Can Be by Will Hutton

For 20 years Hutton has railed against Anglo-Saxon capitalism and lauded the European model. But with the eurozone in crisis, it's time for him to find a new tune

By Ferdinand Mount   March 2015

He dreamed a dream: Will Hutton leads the charge, flanked by John Maynard Keynes and Thomas Piketty. © Phil Disley

How Good We Can Be: Ending the Mercenary Society and Building a Great Country by Will Hutton (Little, Brown, £14.99)

If a book’s worth writing once, it’s worth writing several times. This homely maxim has often proved a recipe for success. Will Hutton is a case in point. Twenty years…

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