Niall Ferguson: Butch or Bitch?

Niall Ferguson's 'The Cash Nexus: Money and Power in the Modern World' reviewed by Mark Simpson  (Originally appeared in the Independent on Sunday, 2001) How sexy and right wing is the historian Niall Ferguson? It’s no idle question, since sexy right wing historians can gain fame and … Continue reading

You’re the Top! You’re Mussolini!

Mark Simpson on the strangely passionate - and enduring -adulation for the 'Roman Genius' Benito Mussolini (Independent on Sunday, 29 June 2003) 'I grabbed her on the stairs, threw her into a corner behind a door and made her mine,' wrote Mussolini recalling one of his teenage 'wooings'. ‘She … Continue reading