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My latest book is a biography of John Stuart Mill, the greatest liberal in British history. Let me know what you think of it. What are the prospects for a rejuvenated, radical liberalism in politics and society?


Shame is Not a Four-Letter Word: New York Times Op-ed
A society purged of shame might sound good in theory. But it would be terrible in practice. We need a sense of shame to live well together. For those with liberal instincts, this is necessarily hard. But it is also necessary.

The Conservative Sovereignty Fetish
How the sovereignty fetish of conservatives - UNophobia in the US Senate just the latest symptom - prevents, perversely, the spread of enlightenment values. My latest for Huffington Post

Lessons from US elections for UK: Zero
The Ameriphilia of Brit politicos makes them seek lessons from the US election. In my latest blog for CentreForum, I argue that, sadly, there are

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