***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** Thanks for sharing Barry. I think that Kuper's take on the Tory political elite is accurate. These are people with a strong sense of entitlement. Their aim is winning arguments regardless of repercussions. I have always found exhibitions of wit suspect. Political or academic. A clever turn of phrase often conceals lack of content in an argument. It should be possible to add a "bullshit" variable to models of political entrepreneurship. Best Dimitris Dr Dimitris Christopoulos Department of Public Governance & Sustainable Development MODUL University Vienna +44 796 858 1009 Editor, Connections http://www.insna.org/pubs/connections/ www.dimitriscc.wordpress.com RECENT PUBLICATIONS *Christopoulos, D.*, Ingold, K. ‘Exceptional or just well connected? Political entrepreneurs and brokers in policy making’ The *European Political Science Review*, 7(3), 475-498, 2015 DOI: 10.1017/S1755773914000277 & copy: http://journals.cambridge.org/repo_A94zOINj. *Christopoulos, D.*, Vogl, S. ‘The Motivation of Social Entrepreneurs: The roles, agendas and relations of altruistic economic actors’ *The Journal of Social Entrepreneurship*, 6(1), 1-30, 2015, DOI: 10.1080/19420676.2014.954254 *Christopoulos, D.* 'The impact of social networks on leadership behaviour' Methodological Innovations January-December 2016 9: 2059799116630649, DOI:10.1177/2059799116630649 On 8 July 2016 at 15:42, Barry Wellman <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > ***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** > > http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/f4dedd92-43c7-11e6-b22f-79eb4891c97d.html > > I don't totally agree with this, as it ignores the real feelings of > people--but it is a fascinating take > > Barry Wellman > > A vision is just a vision if it's only in your head > Step by step, link by link, putting it together > Streisand/Sondheim > _______________________________________________________________________ > NetLab Network FRSC INSNA Founder > http://www.chass.utoronto.ca/~wellman twitter: @barrywellman > NETWORKED: The New Social Operating System Lee Rainie & Barry Wellman > http://amzn.to/zXZg39 > _______________________________________________________________________ > > _____________________________________________________________________ > SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social > network researchers (http://www.insna.org). To unsubscribe, send > an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line > UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message. > _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.insna.org). To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.