Makers of modern history

Leadership is all the fashion. There are academic institutes devoted to research and teaching it. How to be a leader, whether in politics, business, bureaucracy or welfare, can be learned and applied. There are no longer natural leaders, but leaders with diplomas. Job application forms will commonly ask for evidence of leadership qualities. Failure in … Read more

Music makers

The Women’s prize for fiction? It’s not just for women, you know. As the prize’s website is careful to explain, the “largest celebration of women’s creativity in the world” is a celebration to which “everyone” is invited: “We put exceptional quality literature from all over the world into the hands of male and female readers … Read more