No one is arguing for an exact return to the medieval guilds, any more than advocating that people should go around talking Chaucerian English.
Is it possible that the guilds, those great symbols of medieval culture and enterprise, might be restored to life in our own time?
Chesterton and Belloc did not reject modern technology, but they did fundamentally disagree with the economic system on which modern society is based.
In a sense Red Tory is a long essay, both philosophical and political, on what has gone so badly wrong over the last thirty years.
There is a clear need for a replacement philosophy in a variety of intellectual areas, and not just economics, but also in the voluntary sector.