More About the Author
Richard D North, 66, is a writer, broadcaster and commentator.
His latest work, "The Right-wing Guide to Nearly Everything", is available as an eBook in Kindle on Amazon.
It's "a brilliant idea", according to the historian of empire and money, Niall Ferguson. Andrew Roberts, the historian of nearly everything else, says the book is "Witty, hard-hitting, accurate and immensely politically sound". Ruth Porter, of the Institute of Economic Affairs, says: "Informative and thought-provoking, this book will make you gasp in outrage and chuckle in delight."
"I aim to show people how the right-wing view of the world is surprising and varied and above all, valuable", says RDN. "The right-winger is a realist, and doesn't believe in Utopian fantasies. There have been some scary right-wingers, just as there have been some scary socialists. But believing in a small state and in strong individuals living in a strong society - that's hardly a vicious creed."
RDN is planning a one-man show based on the eBook.
RDN is fellow of the Social Affairs Unit, the home of conservative cultural thought, and media fellow of the Institute of Economic Affairs, the free market think tank.
RDN's "Mr Cameron's Makeover Politics: Or why old Tory stories matter to us all" was first published by the SAU in October, 2009 and is available on Kindle. Other RDN/SAU titles are due to follow.
These include: "'Scrap the BBC!': Ten years to set broadcasting free" (SAU, 2007); "Mr Blair's Messiah Politics: Or what happened when Bambi tried to save the world" (SAU, 2006); "Rich Is Beautiful: A very personal defence of Mass Affluence" (SAU, 2005).
RDN's "Life On a Modern Planet: A manifesto for progress" (Manchester University Press, 1995) will be on Kindle soon.
In the late 80's RDN was the Independent's (and then the Sunday Times') environment and Third World development columnist.
He periodically appears on The Big Questions, Sunday Morning Live, Today, Newsnight, The Moral Maze, the Jeremy Vine Show, Channel 4 News and Sky TV, as a defender of capitalism, globalisation, representative Democracy and any other topic where the soft left liberal green orthodoxy needs to be challenged.