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
If you are wondering what will happen with Donald Trump during his visit to Europe, I have written something for The Telegraph (behind paywall), but the crux of his worldview is outlined in the following… The answer lies in a much analysed text written by Mr McMaster and Gary Cohn, director of the National Economic … More Trump and the G20
Outrageous piffle in The Daily Beast about upstanding British journalists in the US, such as Piers Morgan and Louise Mensch. A more relevant aspect of Mensch’s nationality, pertains to the way in which her career has followed a trajectory not unlike that of many other media-hungry Brits who wash upon American shores. Having either failed … More Brit chancers in the US
Barack Obama made clear in his final news conference as president that he was ready to intervene if his successor went too far. It took 10 days. Frm Pres @BarackObama is heartened by the level of engagement taking place in communities around the country. pic.twitter.com/X5Fk3xRDEX — Kevin Lewis (@KLewis44) January 30, 2017 It’s a big … More Barack Obama’s first intervention
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?
Watching baseball involves an investment of time. Not just the three hours plus of the regular game, but an investment of months or years. It’s just like cricket in that the longer you spend on it the more you will take from it. Then there is the literature too. Fantastic. The best writing in the … More The Mets and me