But more often, I actually think, I can lead the way in terms of inventive thought. In 2004, I was posting extensively in various places - few of which I'd particularly want to revisit now - about the way those who had historically been part of the traditional elite had jumped on to pop music in the 1980s, and that this had had long-term ramifications for both pop and the society it exists in. Anyone could say that now and nobody would bat an eyelid. But I was saying it before even I, let alone anyone else, had heard of David Cameron.
That is why I fear my current predictions may be correct. To a substantial extent, I think I foresaw Cameron, and what he would mean for whatever his territory may eventually be, before he rose without trace in a way nobody else I have read did. I hope I am not doing the same for future developments now. But I fear I am.