Ranking Leadership

A flurry of media interest followed the announcement this week of the results of C-Span’s Survey of Presidential Leadership, a…

The decline of decency?

Much has been made of the decline in political politeness over the last 18 months, first in the Republican primary,…

Grading the 2017 Australian Open

The sunshine slam delivered once again. It’s hard to imagine another tournament this year, or any year, delivering more feel-good…

What’s in an opening?

Re-reading Graham Greene’s ‘entertainment’, The Ministry of Fear, recently, a book so of its time and yet ahead of its…

Djokovic defeated down under

It’s a truth often ignored that in tennis our great champions are frequently unbeloved in their pomp, when their play…

Aussie Open Preview

The draw is out and the first balls will be hit at Melbourne Park in a little over 48 hours.…

Castro and the power of image

One of the world’s longest serving dictators (albeit semi-retired since 2008) Fidel Castro has died.  The reaction to his death…