Tag: Neoconservatism

Michael Gove: Education, Re-moralistation and Foreign Policy

Edu­ca­tion can set the scene for the pro­duc­tion of a norm­at­ive moral order and, in the neo­con­ser­vat­ive argu­ment, spread­ing this moral order (demo­cracy and cap­it­al­ism) is the best way of pro­tect­ing that order. “Disgrace, you’re a disgrace!” jeered Michael Gove to Tory backbenchers after the British government’s defeat over intervention in Syria. Those who are…