FERDINAND MOUNT IN CONVERSATION WITH SAVILIAN STEVEN RHODES

Ferdinand Mount is a writer, novelist, political commentator, a former editor of the Times Literary Supplement and was Head of the Number 10 Policy Unit during the premiership of Lady Thatcher. Mr Mount has long been fascinated by the great thinkers and politicians who have shaped human history over the past two millennia. His latest book, Prime Movers, is a deeply considered and provocative examination of political theory from Ancient Greece to the modern day. In it, Mr Mount considers the proposals of a dozen men who have inspired him, including Pericles, Gandhi, Jesus Christ & Thomas Jefferson – and where they went wrong.