Using Great Thinkers of the Past to Solve Today’s Problems

A star panel championed the work of some of the greatest political thinkers and leaders in history and asked what lessons we could learn from them as we grapple with the great policy questions of our time. Author Ferdinand Mount urged everyone to read more history, Jesse Norman MP made the case for the subject of his latest book Adam Smith, Chloe Smith MP argued that Disraeli’s idea of One Nation is still relevant, Big Tent founder George Freeman MP shared his admiration for President John F Kennedy and communications expert Jennifer Powers defended the leadership of President Ronald Reagan, chaired by Policy Exchange’s Rupert Oldham-Reid.