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John McQuaid

Freelance Journalist

Bio: Journalist tweeting on the future of news, science, environment, politics, arcana. Author of Tasty: The Art and Science of What We Eat – out Jan. 2015

Location: Silver Spring, MD, USA

Beats: Science, U.S., Environment

1066, 1492, 1914. The year as a unit of historical celebrity bit.ly/1n5gIrZ
WHEN YEARS ARE CELEBS
market is in full bloom for what the writer Henry Grabar, tongue firmly in cheek, calls “annohistory”. The display tables are groaning with copies of Max Hastings’ “Catastrophe: Europe Goes to War 1914

Jared Keller

Journalist

Bio: Director of social media, Bloomberg News and Bloomberg Businessweek

Location: Brooklyn, NY

Beats: Metro New York, Media

RT @aldaily: The great man theory of history has given way to a new paradigm, the great year: 1914, 1945, 1968, 1989... http://t.co/QLXw47V…
WHEN YEARS ARE CELEBS
market is in full bloom for what the writer Henry Grabar, tongue firmly in cheek, calls “annohistory”. The display tables are groaning with copies of Max Hastings’ “Catastrophe: Europe Goes to War 1914

Tunku Varadarajan

Daily Beast — Writer-at-Large

Bio: Virginia Hobbs Carpenter Fellow in Journalism, Hoover Inst., Stanford; Writer, Daily Beast; former Editor, Newsweek; Cricket fan, Iberophile, father, fogey

Location: New York

Beats: Opinion and Editorial, Politics, World, Metro New York

If it’s not 1914, it’s 1989. Scrap the Great Man theory of history, we now have a Great Year theory disq.us/8hx50d
WHEN YEARS ARE CELEBS
market is in full bloom for what the writer Henry Grabar, tongue firmly in cheek, calls “annohistory”. The display tables are groaning with copies of Max Hastings’ “Catastrophe: Europe Goes to War 1914

Roger Highfield

Telegraph — Columnist

Bio: Museum exec, author and Daily Telegraph columnist. Ex New Scientist Editor. First person to bounce a neutron off a soap bubble. Personal views etc.

Location: London

Beats: Technology, Science, United Kingdom

I'll be at the Hay Festival with Sir Tim Hunt and the likes of @SLSingh telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/…
Hay Festival 2014: An exclusive preview
above it was called Milk Wood. What better place to celebrate the centenary of Dylan Thomas’s birth than under Milk Wood? And Thomas’s will not be the only anniversary commemorated: Max Hastings, Margaret

Will Heaven

Telegraph — Deputy Blog Editor and Assistant Comment Editor

Bio: Deputy Comment Editor, The Telegraph. Also co-writes the @TelePolitics Evening Briefing.

Location: London

Beats: Politics, United Kingdom, Religion

Delightful @nigelfarndale interview with Charles Moore in the Observer. Guess who's had his teeth whitened! bit.ly/1smdzIn
Margaret Thatcher and Charles Moore: Maggie and me
an investiture at nearby Buckingham Palace. He must have been offered a knighthood by now I'm guessing, like those other Telegraph editors, Sir Max Hastings and Sir Peregrine Worsthorne. Has he done a

Andrew Blankstein

NBC News — West Coast Investigations Reporter

Bio: @NBCInvestigates reporter based in L.A. focusing on #police #courts #homelandsecurity stories across the Western U.S. andrew.blankstein@nbcuni.com

Location: Los Angeles

Beats: Technology, Politics, U.S. Regional, Metro Los Angeles, Crime and Justice, Military

RT @TheEconomist: The first world war, not the second, was the defining event of the 20th century econ.st/1dPE19n http://t.co/YyNVwu…
Still in the grip of the Great War
was to come. Both books end as those lights are being extinguished. By contrast, in “Catastrophe: Europe Goes to War” Sir Max Hastings takes just 100 pages to deal with the events leading up to war, but

Dan Falk

Freelance Journalist

Bio: Science journalist and author; was a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT in 2011/12. New book, The Science of Shakespeare, due out April 2014.

Location: Toronto, Canada

Beats: Science, Canada

RT @aldaily: World War I, “the calamity from which all other calamities sprang.” It gave rise to 25,000 books and articles... http://t.co/i…
Still in the grip of the Great War
was to come. Both books end as those lights are being extinguished. By contrast, in “Catastrophe: Europe Goes to War” Sir Max Hastings takes just 100 pages to deal with the events leading up to war, but

Nick Bryant

BBC — New York and UN Correspondent

Bio: BBC New York & UN correspondent. Author of Confessions from Correspondentland & The Bystander: JFK and the Struggle for Black Equality. Views own not BBC.

Location: New York

Beats: Politics, Metro New York, United Kingdom

Still in the grip of WW1 - excellent essay from @economist economist.com/news/books-and…
Still in the grip of the Great War
was to come. Both books end as those lights are being extinguished. By contrast, in “Catastrophe: Europe Goes to War” Sir Max Hastings takes just 100 pages to deal with the events leading up to war, but

Mark Colvin

Australian Broadcasting Corporation News — Presenter, ABC Radio

Bio: Presenter of PM & Friday Late, ABC Radio. Lifetime Lance-Corporal in the Awkward Squad.

Location: @amworldtodaypm & @FridayLate

Beat: Australia

RT @toplitigator: An insightful and penetrating review of the historiography of World War I,100 years on: econ.st/1dQ6xlH @colvinius…
Still in the grip of the Great War
was to come. Both books end as those lights are being extinguished. By contrast, in “Catastrophe: Europe Goes to War” Sir Max Hastings takes just 100 pages to deal with the events leading up to war, but

Tim Shipman

Daily Mail — Deputy Political Editor

Bio: Deputy Political Editor, Daily Mail. Breaking news, my views. Likes: intrigue, mischief, scotch eggs. Dislikes: cant, corruption, cucumbers.

Location: In the thick of it

Beats: Politics, United Kingdom

Keith Simpson's Easter reading list rightly praises the brilliant 'Sleepwalkers' by my old supervisor Chris Clark: amazon.co.uk/The-Sleepwalke…
How Europe Went to War in 1914: Amazon.co.uk: Christopher Clark: Books
the most impressive and stimulating studies of the period ever published' Max Hastings, Sunday Times 'Easily the best book ever written on the subject ... A work of rare beauty that combines meticulous

George Musser

Scientific American — Space and Physics Editor, and Solar Blogger

Bio: Contributing editor at Scientific American magazine, book author, and physics blogger. Making sense of space and time is hard work, but someone's got to do it.

Location: New York

Beats: Science, Opinion and Editorial

Maybe World War I generals and leaders weren't as callously incompetent as they're made out to be. economist.com/news/books-and… via @theeconomist
Still in the grip of the Great War
was to come. Both books end as those lights are being extinguished. By contrast, in “Catastrophe: Europe Goes to War” Sir Max Hastings takes just 100 pages to deal with the events leading up to war, but

Fraser Nelson

Telegraph — Columnist and Editor, The Spectator

Bio: Editor of the @spectator, @telegraph columnist and proud owner of very weird accent

Location: Old Queen St, SW1

Beats: Opinion and Editorial, Politics, United Kingdom

RT @chrisdeerin: An utter joy from two of my favourite people - @nigelfarndale interviews Charles Moore goo.gl/alerts/EHUd
Margaret Thatcher and Charles Moore: Maggie and me
an investiture at nearby Buckingham Palace. He must have been offered a knighthood by now I'm guessing, like those other Telegraph editors, Sir Max Hastings and Sir Peregrine Worsthorne. Has he done a
RT @NickCohen4: Want proof you go right wing as you get older? Here's my "Niall Ferguson isn't quite the idiot you thought he was" http://t…
Conventional Wisdom Won’t Do
thoughtful programmes to mark the centenary of the war included as comprehensive an attack on the Irwin/Ferguson school of history as I have seen. Max Hastings, looking more like an Edwardian headmaster as

Nick Cohen

The Observer — Columnist

Bio: I write for the Observer, Time, Spectator and Standpoint. Author of What's Left and You Can't Read This Book http://www.amazon.co.uk/Nick-Cohen/e/B0034NMILE

Location: London

Beats: Opinion and Editorial, Politics, United Kingdom

RT @StandpointMag: From the WWI to the rise of radical Islam, catastrophes cannot be treated like ordinary problems, writes @NickCohen4 htt…
Conventional Wisdom Won’t Do
thoughtful programmes to mark the centenary of the war included as comprehensive an attack on the Irwin/Ferguson school of history as I have seen. Max Hastings, looking more like an Edwardian headmaster as
Want proof you go right wing as you get older? Here's my "Niall Ferguson isn't quite the idiot you thought he was" standpointmag.co.uk/screen-april-1…
Conventional Wisdom Won’t Do
thoughtful programmes to mark the centenary of the war included as comprehensive an attack on the Irwin/Ferguson school of history as I have seen. Max Hastings, looking more like an Edwardian headmaster as
"Don't pretend that catastrophes are no different from the world's ordinary troubles" My media colunm in @standpoint standpointmag.co.uk/screen-april-1…
Conventional Wisdom Won’t Do
thoughtful programmes to mark the centenary of the war included as comprehensive an attack on the Irwin/Ferguson school of history as I have seen. Max Hastings, looking more like an Edwardian headmaster as
I never thought I'd do this, but here it is: "Niall Ferguson: A Defence - my media column from @standpoint standpointmag.co.uk/screen-april-1…
Conventional Wisdom Won’t Do
thoughtful programmes to mark the centenary of the war included as comprehensive an attack on the Irwin/Ferguson school of history as I have seen. Max Hastings, looking more like an Edwardian headmaster as

Jon Dennis

Guardian — Guardian.co.uk News Podcast Presenter

Bio: Music fan. Guardian journalist. Human.

Location: London

Beat: United Kingdom

Tory MPs block EU funding for first world war centenary events gu.com/p/3nmyv/tw via @guardian
Tory MPs block EU funding for first world war centenary events
veteran campaigner for Britain to leave the EU, Cash told the Observer: "We have to be sure the money is being spent in the right manner. Max Hastings, Michael Gove and Boris Johnson all say: 'Let's get it

Iain Dale

Radio Presenter, LBC 97.3

Bio: Presenter of LBC Drive, Arqiva Radio Presenter of the Year 2013, West Ham fanatic. MD of @BitebackPub & Attitude Magazine Columnist

Location: Tun. Wells, Norfolk & London

Beats: Opinion and Editorial, Politics, United Kingdom

Great interview with Charles Moore in The Observer today theguardian.com/politics/2014/…
Margaret Thatcher and Charles Moore: Maggie and me
an investiture at nearby Buckingham Palace. He must have been offered a knighthood by now I'm guessing, like those other Telegraph editors, Sir Max Hastings and Sir Peregrine Worsthorne. Has he done a
Watching Max Hastings' programme on the First World War. Absolutely excellent.

Eric Randolph

AFP — Journalist

Bio: Editor with @AFP in Paris. Particular interest in political change, #India & its neighbours. All tweets approved by a senior management committee (not really).

Beats: World, India

Max Hastings bemoans UK's military weakness re Crimea as if war might've been the solution if only we had more troops dailymail.co.uk/debate/article…

Christopher Hayes

MSNBC, The Nation — MSNBC Host and Editor at Large, The Nation

Bio: Host of All In with Chris Hayes on MSNBC, Weeknights at 8pm. Editor at Large at The Nation. Cubs fan.

Location: Brooklyn

Beats: Opinion and Editorial, Politics, U.S.

Lots of acclaim for Orlando Figes "The Crimean War: A History" amazon.com/The-Crimean-Wa…
A History: Orlando Figes: 9781250002525: Amazon.com: Books
international and religious setting."—Max Hastings, New York Review of Books "Meticulously researched . . . Comprehensive and compelling . . . Using a startling array of sources, from government records, news

Peter Bradshaw

Guardian — Film Writer

Bio: Guardian film critic. New novel, Night Of Triumph, is out now http://amzn.to/Va1YOU

Location: London

Beats: Arts and Entertainment, United Kingdom

Geoff Hurst's on with Ricky Villa at Hay. I wonder if their respective views on the Falklands have changed since '82 telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/…
Hay Festival 2014: An exclusive preview
above it was called Milk Wood. What better place to celebrate the centenary of Dylan Thomas’s birth than under Milk Wood? And Thomas’s will not be the only anniversary commemorated: Max Hastings, Margaret
So could Max Hastings and Niall Ferguson decide on our balanced approach to the Russian situation?

David Leigh

Guardian — Investigations Editor

Bio: The Guardian's investigations editor until 2013, and professor of journalism at City University, London UK http://t.co/G35uug1ePF

Location: London

Beat: United Kingdom

RT @jayrosen_nyu: Wondering what UK friends think of this argument: the era of the sovereign, inspirational newspaper editor is over. http:…
Endangered species
that was supported, despite occasional quarrels, by the then owner, Conrad Black. Moore employed a large staff of leader writers and continued the tradition he had inherited from Max Hastings, another

Alan Rusbridger

Guardian — Editor in Chief

Bio: Editor in Chief of Guardian Newspapers. Author , Play it Again http://t.co/JSwlP6iUlB. Public Key: http://t.co/2jn3RyRJZl

Location: London

Beat: United Kingdom

RT @jayrosen_nyu: Wondering what UK friends think of this argument: the era of the sovereign, inspirational newspaper editor is over. http:…
Endangered species
that was supported, despite occasional quarrels, by the then owner, Conrad Black. Moore employed a large staff of leader writers and continued the tradition he had inherited from Max Hastings, another
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