Why Belgium?

I don’t know much about Belgium. But it is extraordinary the way so many terror plots have the country at their heart – or at least some passing acquaintance. There’s a list here. But why? Well Tony Judt wrote this in the NYRB way back in 1999. Plenty of people have been flagging it up on Twitter. Is … More Why Belgium?

Obama or Trump?

Two politicians, one in a book and the other a “conversation with”. One is Barack Obama, the other is Donald Trump. Not so very dissimilar in some ways… Just the level of hyperbole… Our infrastructure is terrible, and it’s only getting worse and more expensive to fix. It’s already costing the American people an estimated … More Obama or Trump?