Independent Column

I've started a regular column in the London Independent which is a huge honor, given that the newspaper has published many of my heroes -- Robert Fisk, Neil Ascherson, Howard Jacobson,  James Lawton etc etc. The Independent the liveliest, most relevant and readable English newspaper and I'm really thrilled to be associated with it.

Here's my latest Independent column about the Microsoft-Yahoo!deal. Five free hardback copies of CULT for anyone who can guess the identity of the unhappy Yahoo! exec featured the story (email me at