Tony Blair gave me a tour of the art on display in his London office. On a wall facing his desk, on the far side of a substantial room, is a 19th-century painting of a Cairo street scene.
The artist and visual designer Yang Liu was born in China and lives in Germany since she was 14. By growing up in two very different places with very different traditions she was able to experience the differences between the two cultures first-hand.
@PaulMasonNews’ fantastic piece about what might be coming down the pipe for those who followed the US economic model.
Paul Mason, Newsnight’s economics editor, goes from Kenyan shanty towns to Russian hedge funds and Chinese factories. His blog is called Idle Scrawl.