Serious Money

Posted on by Jonathan Beckman

Philip Delves Broughton chucked in a career as a journalist more than four years ago to go to Harvard Business School. He was in his early thirties and had already been both the New York and the Paris correspondent of the Daily Telegraph. In the first of those posts he had covered the horrors of […]

Murkywater

Posted on by Jonathan Beckman

There is nothing novel about mercenary soldiering. As a profession it vies with prostitution as the world’s oldest and, for most of the last hundred years or so, it has been no more respectable. Condemned by governments and international organisations such as the UN, mercenaries appeared to be in a slow decline. But the end […]

Pizza Politics

Posted on by Jonathan Beckman

One morning in the summer of 2004, James Harding, now editor of The Times, found himself on the campaign trail in Troy, Ohio, part of a huge press pack following George W Bush on a whistlestop tour through the American heartland. While the reporters were tucking into a heaving fried chicken buffet, Karl Rove, the […]

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