Posts Tagged ‘media appearances

Moneyweek has quoted my Financial Times book review published in March.

I was recently on Newshour Extra on the BBC World Service discussing ‘Do we need economic growth?‘

My Financial Times review of William Domhoff’s Studying the Power Elite looks at the historical discussion of political power in America. Should wealthy individuals have a greater say in the running of modern democratic societies than other citizens? The official answer nowadays is, arguably, no. In the early days of the US, however, voting was […]

On 7 September Novo magaine published a German translation of my spiked essay on Israel and anti-semitism. Seit dem Sechstagekrieg gilt Israel vielen Kritikern als Apartheidsstaat. Die Obsession mit israelischer Politik befördert Antisemitismus. Vor 50 Jahren erlitt die arabische Welt ein schweres Trauma. Im Juni 1967 hatte der winzige Staat Israel in nur sechs Tagen […]

My review of James Montague’s The Billionaires Club: The unstoppable rise of football’s super-rich owners was published by the Financial Times last Friday (1 September). In The Wire, the acclaimed US television crime drama, Detective Lester Freamon says: “You follow drugs, you get drug addicts and drug dealers. But you start to follow the money […]

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 […]

Spiked has published an essay by me on The Truth About Hatred of Israel. I will upload the full text at a later date.

My latest book review was published in the Spiked Review yesterday. From the title onwards, Utopia for Realists is an exercise in sophistry. Despite the ample use of revolutionary rhetoric, the consequence of its proposals would be a hyper-austerity that would make the most hawkish free marketeer blush. Let’s start with the book’s outsized claims. […]

This is the full text of my book review that was in the Financial Times last Friday. At first sight it is hard to see how anyone could object. Many of the world’s richest people are devoting vast sums towards helping to solve some of the world’s most pressing problems. In some cases, the causes […]

On Friday the Financial Times published my review of David Callahan’s The Givers: Wealth, Power, and Philanthropy in a New Gilded Age. I will upload the text in the next few days but in the meantime it is available to read here (you may need to register to gain access).