Monthly Archives: March 2015

On liberal disunity

About as close as I’ve ever come to making a name for myself as a journalist was when I published a blog in August 2011 ridiculing Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee for asserting that it was the left’s intellectual superiority that … Continue reading

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Lessons from history: why what we say about sustainability matters

This piece was originally published by  Guardian Sustainable Business. I didn’t particularly like the way they edited it though, so here’s the unedited version… What does the history of the American progressive movement in the early 20th century have to do … Continue reading

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Has serious journalism lost the plot?

What’s journalism for? It’s a rather pompous question, to which you’ll normally get a rather pompous answer. Lord Reith’s three-word summary of the BBC’s purpose – educate, inform, entertain – is as relevant as ever. As is the oft-quoted maxim … Continue reading

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