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By Robert Skidelsky - Sep 23,2023
LONDON — Anthony Sampson’s Anatomy of Britain, published in 1962, was a profound and scholarly work that appeared at a time when the perception that the United Kingdom was in decline was undermining confidence in British institutions.
By Robert Skidelsky - Aug 28,2023
SALZBURG — In 2009, while the world economy was still reeling from the global financial crisis, Nobel laureate economist Robert Lucas observed that “everyone is a Keynesian in the foxhole”.
By Robert Skidelsky - Aug 23,2023
 LONDON — Nigel Farage, the former leader of the UK Independence Party (UKIP) and the driving force behind the campaign for the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union, recently caused an uproar when he revealed that his bank accounts were closed two months earlier, al
By Robert Skidelsky - Jul 06,2023
LONDON — In Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus, scientist Victor Frankenstein famously uses dead body parts to create a hyperintelligent “superhuman” monster that, driven mad by human cruelty and isolation, ultimately turns on its creator.
By Robert Skidelsky - Jun 27,2023
LONDON — One of the regrettable consequences of Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species was the advent of the pseudoscience known as geopolitics.
By Robert Skidelsky - May 29,2023
LONDON — With investors pouring billions of dollars into artificial intelligence (AI)-related startups, the generative AI frenzy is beginning to look like a speculative bubble akin to the Dutch tulip mania of the 1630s and the South Sea Bubble of the early eighteenth century.
By Robert Skidelsky - Mar 28,2023
LONDON — In 1969, the British financial journalist Samuel Brittan published a book called Steering the Economy: The Role of the Treasury.
By Robert Skidelsky - Feb 21,2023
LONDON — Is the world economy globalising or de-globalising? The answer would have seemed obvious in 1990. Communism had just collapsed in Central and Eastern Europe. In China, Deng Xiaoping was unleashing capitalist enterprise.
By Robert Skidelsky - Jan 17,2023
LONDON — In December 1939, police raided the home of George Orwell, seizing his copy of D.H. Lawrence’s “Lady Chatterley’s Lover”.
By Robert Skidelsky - Oct 29,2022
LONDON  —  Mikhail Gorbachev, the Soviet Union’s last leader, was buried last month at the Novodevichy Cemetery in Moscow next to his wife Raisa and near fellow Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev.



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