Daniel In The News

This is the full text of my review essay published on spiked on 13 September.  The bankruptcy a decade ago of Lehman Brothers, a Wall Street investment bank, is widely seen as turning point in early 21st-century history. Many view it as a trigger for the global financial crisis, which in turn precipitated the worst […]

Spiked has published my review of Adam Tooze’s Crashed, already widely hailed as the definitive work on the global financial crisis. I will upload the full text at a later date.    

This is the full text of my article for the August 2018 edition of the Spiked review. Attitudes towards the internet have shifted incredibly over the past few years. Where many used to praise the supposedly liberatory power of digital technology, now they talk gloomily about its allegedly malign influence. The main focus is on […]

My review of the recent Entebbe film was published on spiked on 21 May. In 1976, Palestinian and German terrorists hijacked Air France Flight 139 and flew it to Entebbe, Uganda. This event touches on some of the thorniest of all political questions, including the Holocaust, anti-semitism, the state of Israel, the plight of the […]

Spiked has published my review of the film Entebbe. I will upload the full text soon.

My latest book review in the Financial Times was published on Friday 4 May Understanding the lives of the wealthy in contemporary Russia is like opening up a traditional matryoshka wooden doll: the distinctive external form clearly shapes the contents. Russia is a world away from the textbook model of a free market in which […]

On 26 March the Academy of Ideas (formerly the Institute of Ideas) distributed a podcast version of last year’s Battle of Ideas debate on “Silicon Valley from Heroes to Zeroes” in which I was panellist. The session explored the backlash against Silicon Valley in the policy and public debates. A lot has happened in this […]

Yesterday the Financial Times published my latest book review. There is one battle that even the wealthiest person is bound to lose. Even the most advanced medical technology can only postpone, rather than overcome, the inevitability of death. Some argue that, before long, regenerative medicine will transcend this reality but, for the time being at […]

On 2 February my latest review was published on the Spiked Review of Books. Debating individuals who have a completely different mental picture of the world presents a fundamental challenge. That is, they differ not just in their political convictions or values, but even in terms of how they describe reality. There seems to be […]

I will be introducing a discussion on the backlash against Silicon Valley at the Academy of Ideas Economy Forum in London on the evening of Tuesday 13 February. More details can be found here. NOTE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO A LATER DATE.