Transforming beauty

May 22nd, 2016 | By | Category: International

In the days before the British Labour Party was re-branded and the rose was adopted as its logo, the party’s crest was a flaming torch against a background of a crossed quill and spade. The idea of an alliance between workers and intellectuals suggested an aspiration to something more than simple material progress, that a fair and just society demanded more than a redistribution of monetary wealth.

The crest expressed a desire held much more widely than just within the ranks of the Labour Party that ordinary people should be …