Jesse Norman

Book Review

Enlightened minds

Was there one Enlightenment or many?

By Jesse Norman


Walter Bagehot: the revered Victorian who got almost everything wrong

Bagehot: The Life and Times of the Greatest Victorian by James Grant reviewed

By Jesse Norman


Adam Smith would have approved of Trump’s trade tariffs

Was the USA ever really in favour of free trade?

By Jesse Norman


Thomas Paine: spendthrift, scrounger and polemicist of genius

‘We have it in our power to begin the world over again.’ Ronald Reagan made this most unconservative of lines a leitmotif of his 1980 presidential campaign, knowing its radicalism would highlight his energy, personal optimism and desire for change. As it duly did. The astonishing power over words of its author, Thomas Paine, persists […]

By Jesse Norman

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