Today, to celebrate the Queen’s jubilee (not), I am starting to write a long-planned book, provisionally titled ‘What is to be done?’. I’ve been preparing it for years and am now finally getting to the drafting stage. It’s a book that aims to bring together ideas, old and new, to address the present ‘meta crisis’ of democracy, capitalism and the environment, hopefully presenting the solution as a coherent – if multi-parted – whole. And, at this point at least, I’m aiming to share the story of the book’s preparation in public. We’ll see whether it works. I’m a bit nervous about it to be honest. But here goes. Part of the point of sharing the process in public is to encourage reaction and advice. So feel free to comment. I would be grateful.