Book Review: The Assault on Truth – Boris Johnson, Donald Trump and the Emergence of a New Moral Barbarism by Peter Oborne

My rating: 3 of 5 stars I’ve not heard of Peter Oborne before this book and, having listened to the audio version with the author himself narrating, I’ll be quite happy if I never hear of (or from) him again. Oborne is immediately odious, cranky, defensive and belligerent. He’s the drunk at the party everyone… Read More Book Review: The Assault on Truth – Boris Johnson, Donald Trump and the Emergence of a New Moral Barbarism by Peter Oborne

Book Review: Failures of State – The Inside Story of Britain’s Battle with Coronavirus by Jonathan Calvert and George Arbuthnott

My rating: 5 of 5 stars In general, in the news world at least, there is – at least in pretence – an abhorrence of bias. Reporters and journalists are supposed to be neutral, impartial observers. Of course, in reality, true objectivity is impossible; every writer has a direction from whence they came and another… Read More Book Review: Failures of State – The Inside Story of Britain’s Battle with Coronavirus by Jonathan Calvert and George Arbuthnott

Book Review: In search of black history with Bonnie Greer by Bonnie Greer

My rating: 4 of 5 stars This series of eight podcasts with multi-talented Bonnie Greer, who – among many, many accomplishments – was also the first Black American woman to become not just a trustee of the British Museum but also serve as Deputy Chair, is the first of a series of writings I’m working… Read More Book Review: In search of black history with Bonnie Greer by Bonnie Greer