Archive for July, 2017

I will be doing a talk on “Who Runs the UK?” on the evening of Tuesday 26 September in London. More details to follow before too long.

This review appeared in the Financial Times on 23 June. It is all too easy for individuals to think that assumptions prevalent in their own country are universal. Take, for instance, the thorny question of politeness. What is considered reasonable behaviour in one country can be seen as outrageously rude in another. Just look at […]

Following the publication of my spiked article on the 50th anniversary of the Six Day War I appeared on a spiked podcast on 16 June to discuss the question further. You can listen here  (it is the final item).

This is the text of my article that was published on spiked on 13 June. Fifty years ago this week, the Arab world was suffering from severe trauma. In early June 1967, the tiny state of Israel had militarily crushed the surrounding armies of Egypt, Jordan and Syria in just six days of war. That […]