Many Tory MPs have recently been spending a lot of time discussing history, especially the events of the mid-90s. They are all asking the same question. Is the Conservative party now once again doomed to drift helplessly, a process which will inevitably culminate in electoral destruction? Few Tories would deny that their party is in a serious mess. That said, exact comparisons about events a quarter of a century apart are always tricky.
In his all-too-short life, Philipp Otto Runge brought an almost shocking originality to everything he attempted.