Leading from the Center | OZY

WHY YOU SHOULD CARE

Because if Ted Cruz listens to Britain’s savvy former prime minister, he might become the next president. 

While his popularity has faded a bit back home, he’s still widely recognized as one of the savviest politicians of his generation. I recently went to New York to sit down with him, and found that the barrister’s son and Oxford grad was very up to speed on American politics and had some surprising advice for the GOP. Ted Cruz and Rand Paul, are you listening?Before there was a Change Generation, as we like to call it at OZY, a young Tony Blair proudly proclaimed that Britain needed to think differenty. Radically so. Blair ultimately became the youngest English prime minister in 150 years, and the longest serving Labour minister, pressing the party to move to the political center. He even gave the party a new name.