Welcome to my blog. To see my posts, choose a category from the menu above. I regularly add material, including pieces from two decades ago to more recent pieces . These include newspaper articles,one on HR problems for multi-nationals operating in China; on the Euro crisis and German primacy; on world political and business trends in the fourth decade of the modern globalization era; or a think piece on the intellectual development of business schools. I have posted a case study for use in business schools on Turkey–a fascinating country which deserves attention. Recently, I have posted on Brexit, the US, China, Europe, and recently on the culture wars and the covid crisis. I am also a bass singer, so please visit the “music” category.
Things I have posted recently
- The Year of Covid: Political religion and the Cultural Wars. Part 2.6. The Utilitarians: the birth of economics as a science. 18/04/2023
- The Year of Covid 19: Political Religion and the Culture Wars. Part 2.5. The Utilitarians I: Elie Halévy and the Philosophical Radicals 1750-1867. 12/02/2023
- The Year of Covid 19: Political Religion and the Culture Wars. Part 2.4. The EU’s legacy: 1789-1914: Science, Nature, Necessity. 29/03/2022
- The year of Covid 19: Political Religion and the Culture Wars. Part 2.3: The EU’s legacy, 1492-1789: Europe enters into the Devil’s Anus. 03/02/2022
- The Year of Covid 19: Political Religion and the Culture Wars: Part 2.2: The EU’s Legacy from the Middle Ages. 30/06/2021
- The Year of Covid 19: Political religion and the culture wars. Part 2. 1. Europe’s legacy: the first fifteen hundred years to AD 410. 26/02/2021
- The year of Covid-19: political religion and the culture wars.Part 1. 16/12/2020
- The UK Internal Market Bill: Supranational v. International law 14/09/2020
- China in the World: Chapter 3 Sino-US relations – a stable instability. 11/07/2020
- China in the World: Chapter 2 China becomes the prime global manufacturing and trading platform. 27/06/2020
- China in the World: Chapter 1. From backwater to world power. 16/05/2020
- China, coronavirus and the politics of paranoia 25/04/2020
- Brexit and the British Constitution: Part V. Modernisation or Vandalism? 09/04/2020
- Brexit and the British Constitution: Part IV. The pre-1945 Roots of British Supranationalism. 10/01/2020
- Brexit and the British Constitution: Part III. Efficiency, Parliamentary Sovereignty, Bureaucracy. 02/12/2019
- The Supreme Court’s judgement on Prime Minister Johnson’s decision to prorogue parliament: Part IV. New law or constitutional aberration? 06/11/2019
- The Supreme Court’s judgement on Prime Minister Johnson’s decision to prorogue Parliament: Part III. Assessment. 06/11/2019
- The Supreme Court’s judgement on Prime Minister Johnson’s decision to prorogue Parliament: Part II. The Arguments for and against. 06/11/2019
- The Supreme Court judgement on Prime Minister Johnson’s decision to prorogue Parliament: Part I: Definitions and timeline. 06/11/2019
- Apocalypse and Guilt: Why Savonarola and Greta differ. 01/10/2019
it is like always a pleasure to read your stuff. It is like a breaze of fresh air!
Your observation about China…state of the art and very useful
All the best for you!
Thanks, Uwe. Nice to hear from you.
Impressive background.l am from Iraq and taught Middle eastern affairs.Iran is part of that region.Thank you for following my site..hope to hear from you again.Best regards.jalal
As always, a pleasure to follow your activity. If you ever decide to pull out the Iran case from its fall, let me know!
Jonathan, your perspective on the relation of world affairs to business is refreshing and distinctive. Always enjoy reading what you produce. David
Great site you\’ve got here.. It\’s hard to find good quality writing like
yours these days. I honestly applreciate people
like you! Take care!!
Thanks. Nice to hear from you, Jonathan
I recently stumbled upon your website. I think you analysis of European affairs, particularly the EU, is fascinating. I will be regularly visiting your site. Keep up the great work!
Nice to hear from you, Mark
Dear Jonathan Story, Amazing, knowledgeable and coherent analysis. Suddenly it all falls into place and the world situation makes sense. On top of it highly readable. It makes you pessimistic, though, but that is the price of lucidity. / Anders F. MBA INSEAD 1976 (but studied for Guy de Carmoy).
Many thanks, Anders. Wishing you all the best
I didn’t know the facts about Tommy Robinson until I read your post and was unlikely to get them from the mainstream media in Britain. Suppressing dissemination of information deemed inconvenient by UK elites is a national characteristic of Britain and a deeply sinister one IMHO.
Many thanks. I agree. The present dispensation is authoritarian, without any doubt.
I have just been informed about this website. Great work.
I still really appreciate everything I learned from you. Thank you.
Your birds eye perspective on global economic and geopolitical issues is insightful.
I look forward to following your blog.
Best wishes for a Happy New Year.
Many thanks,Clare. Send me your news at my email, firstname.lastname@example.org
all the best
You are welcome Professor Story! I will email you.
Reading the FT this morning I came a cross your comment on German Hedgemony and am enjoying reading your blog article. Great work!
All the best, Sue
dear Jonathan, thank you for returning to campus this weekend and delivering your much. needed insights! Please keep feeding your blog. And stay well, Alexis
Thanks. All the best