Alexander Boot

Alexander Boot

Born in Russia and educated at Moscow University, Alexander Boot lectured on English literature, wrote art and film criticism, and made a nuisance of himself with the authorities. Pursued by the KGB, he emigrated in 1973, first to the USA and then, in 1988, to the UK. For a long time he combined writing for various publications with a successful business career. When this became difficult, he retired as company director in 2005 and began to write full-time. Alexander Boot is the author of How the West Was Lost (2006), God and Man According to Tolstoy (2009), The Crisis Behind Our Crisis (2011) and co-author of A Nation That Forgot God (2010). He divides his time between London and Burgundy, working on his next book.


Commerce

The High Cost of Free Medical Care

Jun 14 2011

When questioning modern myths, one feels like Don Quixote charging the windmills. Nonetheless it’s time to demythologize the British National Health Service, which evidently serves

Animal Rights

Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Bananas

Jun 08 2011

Strident Darwinist propaganda has convinced most people that man is created in the image and likeness of ape. And as we’re almost equal to apes

Commerce

Maria Sharapova

Women’s Tennis: Equal Pay for Inferior Work

Jun 02 2011

I’ll let you in on a secret jealously guarded by the God of PC: Equal prize money for men and women at the Grand Slam

Politics

Vladimir Putin

Putin: KGB Gang$ta for Life

May 23 2011

When I was a youngster in Brezhnev's Russia, I was taught that wealth was relative. Though most people in the West were comfortable, they were

Commerce

Duc d

Politicians: Branded Men

May 17 2011

One of modernity's toxic effects is that words now mean whatever we want them to mean. They cease being a means of communication and become