John Lloyd

John Lloyd is a contributing editor at the Financial Times and co-founder of the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism.

Prepare for Turbulence

Meloni remains bound into a loveless union with Europe, but she is unlikely to be a model prisoner.

John Lloyd
John Lloyd
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A Good Laugh

Farewell to the charm and sleaze of Boris Johnson.

John Lloyd
John Lloyd
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Idealist and Idiot

Gorbachev’s legacy is partly to blame for the tyranny into which Russia has since slumped.

John Lloyd
John Lloyd
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The Roads Not Taken

A new book by Orlando Figes explores the role of Russian history in the Ukranian war.

John Lloyd
John Lloyd
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Zelensky’s Terrible Dilemma—and Ours

Capitulation or Bloody Resistance?

John Lloyd
John Lloyd
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A Fracture Revealed, Not Healed

As the scale of her defeat in the Presidential election was announced, Marine Le Pen, leader of the Rassemblement National (RN), was quick to gloss it. “Millions of our compatriots,” she declared [https://www.newsweek.com/le-pen-claims-victory-record-support-despite-loss-french-election-1700429] (in a speech that must have been prepared for weeks), “have chosen the

John Lloyd
John Lloyd
8 min read

Corrupter of the World

The depth and breadth of corruption in countries, leaders, and peoples has gained more and more public attention in recent years, another torment to add to those already disturbing the peace of the socially aware. It is tormenting because—like the warming of the globe, the advance of authoritarianism, and

John Lloyd
John Lloyd
14 min read

Identity Mania

A review of The Identity Myth [https://amzn.to/3skYmMJ] by David Swift. Constable, 320 pages (June 2022). In recent decades, anxieties afflicting Western democracies have arisen from new beliefs and conflicts about how citizens relate to each other—their relative status in society, notions of mutual respect, and the

John Lloyd
John Lloyd
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