What Next for Brexit Britain?

May 06, 2017

Britain believes it can make a success of itself on its own terms. This is sheer folly. After waking up on a Saturday morning there is always the experience of getting up early, sinking a strong coffee with breakfast, and open-endedly reading the pages of news stories while thinking through how...

The Real Face of America

January 25, 2017

Donald Trump has inherited an America that has been hollowed out by the new realities that made him a success. “Know thyself.” This was what came to mind in the wake of Donald Trump’s victory and my own puzzling reaction to it. And while that familiar phrase just popped into my head, I had...

The World This Week: Donald Trump Takes Charge of a Heating Planet

January 22, 2017

As the global jet-setters gather in salubrious Davos, Xi Jinping and Donald Trump offer two radically different visions for the global economy. Climate change is in the air. Data from NASA and the UK Met Office reveals that 2016 was the warmest year since 1880, the year from which records are...