Latest news: John's new book The Rich was published by Little, Brown in October. The book can be ordered on 

Creative Industries Federation

Creative Industries Federation

Director of the Creative Industries Federation, the new national representative body for arts, culture and the creative industries across the UK.

For more information and the latest news:

Turner Contemporary, Margate

Turner Contemporary

Chair of the board of Turner Contemporary, one of the UK's highest profile art galleries and regarded as one of the UK's most important culture-driven regeneration projects.

For information about its shows and other news:


Why Iraq is close to becoming a failed state
The nation’s surge towards civil war resurrects the question of what was gained by the US and British invasion of 2003
Sunday Telegraph, 15 June 2014

This so-called special relationship is all at sea
From the yacht search to the latest extradition, America always seems to have the upper hand
Times, 23 May 2014

Your right to know
A European court ruling poses the biggest threat to free speech in years. It’s good news for the corrupt
Sunday Times, 18 May 2014

Review: Hard Times by Tom Clark
A penetrating study of the divisions created by the recession
Observer, 11 May 2014

Western world reduced to role of spectator
President Putin knows we don't mean business when it comes to interfering in Russia's assault on Ukraine
Sunday Telegraph, 4 May 2014

Road trip of the rising sun
Just wait till the drumming and noodle-eating contests start. We take a drive in northern Japan
Sunday Times, 30 March 2014

"The Rich, a History"

The Rich: From Slaves to Super-Yachts: A 2,000-Year History

This new book synthesises thousands of years of human behaviour and asks the question: is the development of the globalised super-rich over the past twenty years anything new?

Order now from or

Click here for latest news and reviews.