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The Key to Modern Democratic Leadership

By John Boswell, Lecturer in Politics at the University of Southampton.

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key’s announcement of his resignation at the beginning of this week has been met with surprise. 818 more words

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A New Dull

Scottish writer John Boswell was once talking to his friend Samuel Johnson, an English man of letters, about the virtues of a certain poet. Here is the exchange, starting with Boswell: 282 more words

Writer: Know Thyself!

I was perusing my bookshelf this morning (in truth I was looking for a couple of books with the right spine width to wedge under a door my husband was re-installing – but I digress), when I happened upon one of my favourite old books. 625 more words