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Simon Kuper
FT columnist, author of Soccernomics etc, knows exactly what's going to happen next. Speaking engagements:
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Simon Kuper 2h
True. And that small bubble of people wouldn't be worth writing about, if they hadn't done so much to create Brexit and weren't now running the country
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Simon Kuper 9h
Question is: who is the best entertainer in politics? Cf also US, Ukraine, Beppe Grillo etc
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Simon Kuper Jun 23
Dismayed that a quote from me has been used out of context to add a bit of credence to nonsensical racist 'grand remplacement/Great switch' narrative about France
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Simon Kuper Jun 23
FT's Summer Books choices, including mine for sports books - featuring Peter Taylor, , @ChristophBiermann and more
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Simon Kuper Jun 23
Replying to @KuperSimon
I'd add that intellectually lazy people learn less in life so they get overtaken by people who do try to learn all the time. That has happened to Johnson
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Simon Kuper Jun 23
On Johnson's intelligence: having read about him for my Oxford Tories article, I'd say: 1. he has high analytical intelligence 2. but his verbal intelligence is off the charts 3. so he has learned he never has to do his homework as nobody wings it better 4. he's 100% self-serving
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Simon Kuper Jun 23
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Simon Kuper Jun 23
I used to find a lot of football journalism distressingly stupid but
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Alvaro Bedoya Jun 20
1/ Darlyn Cristabel Cordova-Valle hadn’t seen her mom in 9 years. She came here to see her mom. She was hospitalized soon after she got here. Her mom asked for Darlyn to be released to her. The government refused. She died on September 29 in our government’s custody. She was 10.
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Tobias Buck Jun 21
Thrilled to report that my book about contemporary Spain is out next month. It's called AFTER THE FALL - CRISIS, RECOVERY AND THE MAKING OF A NEW SPAIN and is published by . The release date is July 25. You can pre-order it here:
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Simon Kuper Jun 21
They did and I make precisely that point right at the start of the article
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Simon Kuper Jun 21
I ask myself this too
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Simon Kuper Jun 21
I read history (and German). The history was backward-looking. I thought that was the point
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Simon Kuper Jun 21
Reading a piece without mastering your subject is a universal trait too, yet some people display it much more clearly than others
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Simon Kuper Jun 21
Kudos to Pauline Harris for digging through old Cherwells and Oxford Union publications for this piece. She's a top-class, super-efficient researcher
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Simon Kuper Jun 21
Replying to @KuperSimon
Oh, and Guy Burgess was BBC
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Simon Kuper Jun 21
Poor old . Cambridge Spies wrote for , Brexit lot for and , and what do we get?
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Simon Kuper Jun 21
The question isn't why people think like that. The question is why a subset of the people trained to think like that end up running the country
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Simon Kuper Jun 21
All of us columnists like to think that our own random personal experiences explain the world. But I went to Oxford in the 1980s, so mine really do. Me on the origins of today's Tories, Brexit and the unravelling of Britain
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Simon Kuper Jun 21
Yes, very few Euro undergrads in 1980s - and most grad students were Americans. Now Oxford is crawling with foreign undergrads, which means a risk of future Union charlatans ruling China, Germany etc
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