In Saturday's Guardian, I learnt that David Cameron's favourite book is Robert Graves' 'Goodbye to All That'. It's a relatively interesting choice for a politician as it's a book with a controversial point of view, not the usual unobjectionable chaff (conversely, his most admired living person was Nelson Mandela, as it was for all the other politicians interviewed in this Q&A, natch).
Later on in the same paper* I discovered that Cameron's guru (and many other people's charlatan) Phillip Blond blames our condition of 'rootless cultural relativism' and our 'pervading lack of daily joy' on, amongst other things, the disillusioned war memoirs of Robert Graves and Siegfried Sassoon.
I don't know whether to be disappointed by the evident lack of real intellectual engagement on Cameron's part or relieved that he isn't taking that seriously Blond's so-called Red Toryism, which when it isn't incoherent is mildly fascistic. I think I'll go for the latter.
* Not available online - I assume this is because it was a re-print of a Jonathan Raban piece for the London Review of Books.
UPDATE: A mysterious, masked reader comes to our aid with this link (I mistakenly thought that the LRB was behind a paywall). Thank you! Read it as it's a very effective takedown.