Symbolism and Reality in Geopolitics

Symbolism and Reality in Geopolitics

Tom Franklin made the finals of the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for a photograph he’d taken the previous September of three Manhattan firemen. The image’s strength is not least its unintentional evocation of Joe Rosenthal’s iconic photo from the Battle of Iwo Jima. Both...
The UK Public Finances: A Lengthy but Necessary Repair

The UK Public Finances: A Lengthy but Necessary Repair

Phillip Hammond’s Autumn Statement has established his political authority as Chancellor of the Exchequer. A chancellor’s authority arises from a mixture of style of presentation and the substance of the measures presented in a financial statement. Mr Hammond, in...