Read any of Tony Benn's diaries or listen to any of the excerpts and you are guaranteed serious, warm, erudite, humble and thoughtful observations on the big (and small) issues of our time.
This great man - the most important voice of reason of the past 50 years - was vilified by a corrupt media and dismissed as a 'left wing loony'. This is no loony. He is an unapologetic socialist. Anyone who thinks that the current political and financial chaos is better than properly implemented, caring socialism, should perhaps reconsider. We live in times of quasi-feudalism, where non-elected organisations, representing the interests of a few individuals and corporations, have taken the place of the lords of the manor.
Listen to Benn! He is and was almost always right! Very unusually for a politician, he is capable of unashamedly admitting when he has been wrong (e.g. the nuclear energy issue).