Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Future of the left?

A thought-provoking (or perhaps just provocative) article on the Guardian site suggesting that the new poster boy for the left is, against all the odds, the Pope. Jonathan Freedland overstates the case somewhat - even as the figurehead of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis would find it difficult to impose reforms unilaterally - but the relatively liberal nature of his pronouncements on such issues as "unbridled capitalism", homosexuality and the environment since taking up the position has nevertheless been a very pleasant surprise and promises much for the future.

(Thanks to Lyndsey for the link.)

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