July 10, 2012
Is Boris Johnson a Joker or Britain's Next PM?
Howard Jacobson, The New Republic
There is strength in life beyond the exercise of high principle. Boris has twice now defeated Ken Livingstone, the previous mayor of London, a man of rigid ideology and therefore grinding prejudice. Boris's success so far might well be explained by his believing in nothing. Where conviction kills, an amused and vivacious nihilism - or, more cynical still, the affectation of nihilism - will look attractive, no matter how self-serving. It could be enough to take Boris further still.
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