James Jackson

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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.


Britain

Rotten From the Top Down

Rotten From the Top Down

October 07, 2011

Although the phrase is often misattributed to Antonio Gramsci, it was the

Britain

The Trouble With Blacks

The Trouble With Blacks

August 13, 2011

“I’m not a racist, but…” It is how most conversations with a Londoner

Trash

Conspiracy or Cock-Up?

Conspiracy or Cock-Up?

July 19, 2011

In a scene frighteningly reminiscent of the Mel Gibson movie Conspiracy Theory,

Britain

A Whiff of Protest

A Whiff of Protest

June 30, 2011

Ego olere ergo sum. (I stink, therefore I am.) Such could be the motto of the

Terror!

Snuffed Like a Candle in the Wind

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

Cultural Caviar

Loyal to the Royals

Loyal to the Royals

May 10, 2011

You would have to possess a heart of granite not to have been moved or

Britain

Fuck the Public Sector

Fuck the Public Sector

April 14, 2011

If one were to—hypothetically—shoot every other public-sector worker in the

Vile Bodies

Mold Age: The Curse of Modern Medicine

Mold Age: The Curse of Modern Medicine

April 05, 2011

“I’m ninety-one years old, you know?” Bravo. Now have your diuretics and

Britain

The UK: Woefully Unprepared for War

The UK: Woefully Unprepared for War

March 30, 2011

So action finally replaced inertia, the White House’s dithering gave way to

Kids Today

British Students Need a Good Bollocking

British Students Need a Good Bollocking

December 10, 2010

“What do we want?” Um…. “When do we want it?” Er…. Well, knock me

Relationships

Fortysomethings (and Why I Hate Them)

Fortysomethings (and Why I Hate Them)

November 21, 2010

Divorced, decapitated, dead—King Henry VIII’s wives had it simple. For

Religion

Viva Christianity!

Viva Christianity!

October 03, 2010

Albert Einstein’s damning-if-quirky verdict on Marie Curie’s character was

Islam

Banish the Burqa

Banish the Burqa

September 07, 2010

From Pakistan to Turkey, from the Mediterranean to the Gulf, the insidious and

International Affairs

Oh! What a Lovely Afghan War

Oh! What a Lovely Afghan War

August 02, 2010

A more useless and unnecessary thing than an expedition into this country could

High Society

Toff Luck

Toff Luck

June 09, 2010

I was as polite to him as his breath would allow… Thus wrote Jane Austen in a

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

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

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

April 12, 2010

With all the finesse of natural born fraudsters, British politicians of

Politics

Wanted: One Competent British Leader

Wanted: One Competent British Leader

March 29, 2010

“You have the charisma of a damp rag and the appearance of a low-grade bank

Kids Today

Edukation, Edducation, Educcation

Edukation, Edducation, Educcation

March 09, 2010

“Is Stoppard’s play Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead simply glib and

Low Life

Curse The iPhone

Curse The iPhone

March 02, 2010

‘Live for the here…’ That was the unsolicited advice proffered by an

All About Me

Missing: British Identity

Missing: British Identity

February 22, 2010

“This is our country, our land, and our lifestyle. If you are not

All About Me

All You Need Is… A Slap

All You Need Is… A Slap

February 15, 2010

“Make a child smile—kill a counselor.” A passable joke and an admirable

Heart of Darkness

Death to Terrorists

Death to Terrorists

February 09, 2010

‘He is plainly some crazed moral retard’. That stuck it to him. Or not.

Anthropology

History Ain’t Bunk

History Ain’t Bunk

February 01, 2010

As a boy I once climbed the Great Pyramid of Cheops at Giza in Egypt, sitting

Beau Monde

Embrace Prejudice

Embrace Prejudice

January 27, 2010

I do not much care for the obese. Worse, they make me feel nauseous. I dislike

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