Who loves ya, baby?
Apparently he's just died.
He talks about 1968 a little here.Interestingly, here on wikipedia it says he embraced conservation following Paris 1968, when he would have been in his early 20s. His dad hated the upper classes apparently, and stopped speaking to him when he got a scholarship to Cambridge. Maybe the latter is more important in his subsequent direction than wikipedia allows.
Gave practical help to Czech and Polish students and scholars during the Cold War, at considerable personal risk. He did this while the British far left fetishised the tyranny against which he ACTED. His Intelligent Person's Guide is the one of the best concise introductions to aesthetics and general philosophy available.
Horrible fucking bigot and snob but you can’t argue with his support for dissidents in the 80s. There are worse people who have done less.