Columns

‘If the Bocconi boys’ work is correct, three generations of macroeconomic textbooks should be binned and the fiscalist element in Keynesianism has become intellectual junk’

Rather than quoting Lord of the Flies, when asked by journalists as to the political temperature in Parliament, I shall only say “I am Spartacus”

‘The best translations can be miracles in and of themselves’

From Bad to worse: why do we treat Michael Jackson and Samuel Pepys differently?

‘Tony Blair’s decision to introduce PR for the 1999 European elections was the springboard for the rise of UKIP, and ultimately for the referendum’

‘It wasn’t difficult to persuade my son that academic life had lost its attractions’

‘The Brexit shambles could have been largely avoided if there had been from June 2016 a government which — unlike Theresa May’s — was 100 per committed to taking Britain out of the EU’

The removal from public office of Britain’s best-known philosopher and perhaps the English-speaking world’s leading conservative thinker was particularly disquieting

‘Unlike its bigger counterpart the People’s Republic of China, Taiwan is a beacon of democracy, freedom and the rule of law’

‘Every alcohol substitute I’ve ever tasted has the flavour roughly of fake grass blended with lemon pips’