James Jackson

James Jackson

James Jackson is the author of acclaimed historical thrillers, including Blood Rock, Pilgrim, and Realm. As a postgraduate, he specialized in analyzing future terrorist trends and later wrote The Counter-terrorist Handbook. He worked for many years as a political-risk consultant, was called to the Bar, and is a member of the Inner Temple. He is based in London. For more information, please visit www.jamesjacksonbooks.com.


Europe

The Euro’s Long Agony

Mar 03 2015

And lo, the Lord did smite the followers of Baal and do unpleasant things to the worshippers of false idols and crass ideas. And face

International Affairs

A Firmer Hand

Feb 20 2015

Perhaps there will come a day when I look back with fondness on the dithering incompetence of Obama"€”when the stiff pomposity of his ersatz Luther

Politics

Putin the Paedo?

Feb 11 2015

Should I be found dead with a polonium-tipped suppository lodged in my backside, the finger of suspicion will point firmly at the Kremlin. For sure,

Britain

Multicultural Meltdown

Jan 29 2015

"€œDo you believe in witchcraft?  Do you believe that men can turn themselves into bats and fly?"€ I confess to being a little nonplussed by

Britain

Rudi Dutschke

Rotten From the Top Down

Oct 07 2011

Although the phrase is often misattributed to Antonio Gramsci, it was the Marxist creep Rudi Dutschke who famously suggested the political left could ultimately control

Britain

The Trouble With Blacks

Aug 13 2011

“I’m not a racist, but…” It is how most conversations with a Londoner start when discussing the prevailing ethnic—and specifically black—issue. Make no mistake, an

Politics

Princess Diana

Conspiracy or Cock-Up?

Jul 19 2011

In a scene frighteningly reminiscent of the Mel Gibson movie Conspiracy Theory, I recently found myself in a cab as its driver regaled me with

Britain

A Whiff of Protest

Jun 30 2011

Ego olere ergo sum. (I stink, therefore I am.) Such could be the motto of the unpleasant and unwashed who these days routinely appear on

Cultural Caviar

Snuffed Like a Candle in the Wind

May 11 2011

Like a candle in the wind/ Never knowing where to run to/ When the raid came in.... Tra-la-la! So let us join together and sing

Uncategorized

Queen Elizabeth II

Loyal to the Royals

May 10 2011

You would have to possess a heart of granite not to have been moved or delighted by the royal nuptials in London. Great Britain may

Britain

Fuck the Public Sector

Apr 14 2011

If one were to"€”hypothetically"€”shoot every other public-sector worker in the back of the head, I believe you would not notice a single blip, hiccup, or

Cultural Caviar

Mold Age: The Curse of Modern Medicine

Apr 05 2011

"€œI"€™m ninety-one years old, you know?"€ Bravo. Now have your diuretics and your hot milk drink, take your heart pills and blood-pressure tablets and your

Britain

The UK: Woefully Unprepared for War

Mar 30 2011

So action finally replaced inertia, the White House's dithering gave way to resolve, and the warplanes and cruise missiles are flying over Libya just in

Kids Today

British Students Need a Good Bollocking

Dec 10 2010

"€œWhat do we want?"€ Um.... "€œWhen do we want it?"€ Er.... Well, knock me down with a fire extinguisher (preferably dropped from a serious height).

Cultural Caviar

Fortysomethings (and Why I Hate Them)

Nov 21 2010

Divorced, decapitated, dead"€”King Henry VIII's wives had it simple. For 21st-century fortysomethings"€”my contemporaries"€”the litany of woe is somewhat more extensive: dull, dumped, dejected, disillusioned, deranged,

Cultural Caviar

Viva Christianity!

Oct 03 2010

Albert Einstein's damning-if-quirky verdict on Marie Curie's character was that she "€œhas the soul of a herring."€ I am reminded of his words every time

Islam

Banish the Burqa

Sep 07 2010

From Pakistan to Turkey, from the Mediterranean to the Gulf, the insidious and colonising march of the burqa or niqab full face-and-body veil continues. Everywhere,

International Affairs

Oh! What a Lovely Afghan War

Aug 02 2010

A more useless and unnecessary thing than an expedition into this country could not be imagined… These are words lifted from the diary of Brigadier-General

Cultural Caviar

Toff Luck

Toff Luck

Jun 09 2010

I was as polite to him as his breath would allow… Thus wrote Jane Austen in a letter to her sister, displaying some of the

British Politics

The Hell Gordon Brown Wraught

The Hell Gordon Brown Wraught

May 18 2010

A thousand years hence, when they come with sieves and brushes to dig up the past, future archaeologists will no doubt discover the fingernails of

All About Me

A Writer’s Life

A Writer’s Life

May 04 2010

"€˜Never heard of you..."€™. What generosity of spirit.  Some thirteen years ago now, the fellow had marched across a busy airport departure hall in order

The Stupid Party

Overlooking Defense Spending Won”€™t Just Hurt Gordon Brown, It”€™ll Hurt Britain Too

Overlooking Defense Spending Won”€™t Just Hurt Gordon Brown, It”€™ll Hurt Britain Too

Apr 12 2010

With all the finesse of natural born fraudsters, British politicians of whatever party are preparing the ground for swinging cuts to our national defense. Somehow,

Politics

Wanted: One Competent British Leader

Wanted: One Competent British Leader

Mar 29 2010

“You have the charisma of a damp rag and the appearance of a low-grade bank clerk.” That was only part of the recent verbal attack

Kids Today

Edukation, Edducation, Educcation

Edukation, Edducation, Educcation

Mar 09 2010

"€œIs Stoppard's play Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead simply glib and superficial?"€ Some thirty years ago now, it was one of the English essay questions

Low Life

Curse The iPhone

Curse The iPhone

Mar 02 2010

"€˜Live for the here..."€™ That was the unsolicited advice proffered by an aged Beat poet to a restaurant diner at a nearby table who would

All About Me

Missing: British Identity

Missing: British Identity

Feb 22 2010

"€œThis is our country, our land, and our lifestyle. If you are not happy"€”then Leave."€ At last a politician in possession of testicles and a