Will Hutton is an Observer and Guardian columnist who heads a London-based think tank called The Work Foundation. He also writes books, and some of his more well-known include "The State We're In" - a mid-90s dissection of the state of capitalism in the UK.
He is a moderate social democrat and I am currently reading a more recent book by him, called "A declaration of interdependence: why America should join the world" - and it makes a very interesting read.
I will do a more useful review of it after reading the whole thing, but I like the first few chapters because they pull together a stinging critique of American neo-conservatism; its origins, its evasions, its failings and so on. It documents the economic and social reality of America today in a useful historical perspective, and is written in a highly readable style.
In other words, it's a credible, integrated critique of an ideological movement that scares the hell out of me, and should scare the hell out of anyone who cares about the future of the planet.
Well worth a read, and I'm only 100 pages in...