Posts Tagged ‘media appearances

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 […]

My latest spiked article, published on 14 December, argues that it is not only Donald Trump who is grandstanding about Jerusalem. It was guaranteed to send self-righteous politicos into an uncontrollable rage. The man they hate above all others, Donald Trump, recognising Jerusalem as the capital of the country they loathe most of all: Israel. […]

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.