I first reported on Asia Bibi’s case almost nine years ago. I am thinking about it again as she awaits the outcome of her final appeal – and wondering whether she might now be free if there had been no publicity. In most cases, the more publicity, the more outrage, the more pressure the better. … More Does publicity help Asia Bibi?
If I had more confidence and time I would write something about our modern obsession with sincerity and authenticity. We want it from our burgers and our furniture. We want a narrative that tells us our chest of draws or cheeseburger is more than just a product. It has to have a story, a narrative, … More Sincerity, authenticity and truth in America
I reviewed Bob Woodward’s new book for The Telegraph here. In some ways it is a difficult book to review. The standard Woodward MO is to run through the big decisions, looking at political philosophy to deduce first principles and then going from there – via facts and interest groups – to the outcome, all … More Bob Woodward’s Fear: Trump in the White House