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Christopher de Bellaigue

Christopher de Bellaigue

is an author and journalist. His forthcoming book, “The Islamic Enlightenment: The Struggle Between Faith and Reason, 1798 to Modern Times”, will be published in 2017

Eton and the making of a modern elite

The world’s most famous school aspires to become an agent of social change; but, as old boy Christopher de Bellaigue learns when he goes back, it is also an increasingly effective way for the global elite to give its offspring an expensive leg up in life