John Lloyd argues that the media are now no longer functioning as an inquiring check on the political class. Instead they have become an alternative establishment, dedicated to a theatrical distrust of individual politicians and a furious indifference to the real-life intricacies of world policy-making.
About the Author
John Lloyd is editor of the Financial Times Magazine. He has been an industrial and foreign correspondent for the FT and a columnist for Les Echos, La Riformista and The Toronto Globe and Mail. He has written for Prospect, New York Times Magazine, and the Times Literary Supplement. His books are Loss without Limit: the British Miners' Strike (1986) and Rebirth of a Nation: an Anatomy of Russia (1998). He is a director of the Moscow School for Political Studies and the East West Institute in New York.