Posts Tagged ‘review

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 […]

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 […]

On Friday 1 December the Financial Times published my review of Noam Cohen’s The Know It Alls. I have pasted it below including some sentences that were cut (in bold). The Know-It-Alls does not quite accuse the most famous entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley of devouring human flesh but its claims are not that far off. […]

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

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 […]

Here belatedly is the full text of my article published in German in Novo on 2 October. It is in turn a translation of an article from spiked. Ein neues Buch präsentiert das bedingungslose Grundeinkommen als utopische Vision. In Wahrheit hätte es die Verarmung der Bevölkerung zur Folge. Das Buch „Utopie für Realisten“ von Rutger […]

Delighted that Novo magazine has published a German translation of my recent spiked review of Utopia for Realists. I will upload the text in a few days.