A Woolf @ the ICC Door

There is a saying in government and consultancy along the lines of: “never ask a question to which you do not know the answer”, or “never order a review where you cannot predict the findings”.  It is highly likely that there are at this moment several highly placed members of the International Cricket Council wishing … Continue reading

Doubting Downton Abbey

These thoughts will make me a minority of one among family and friends, but are not singular in the broader world.  The English writer and critic A.N. Wilson, for example, has lashed the series for depicting a world that is not only long gone but may never have existed (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-2037077/Downton-Abbeys-creator-Julian-Fellowes-biggest-snob-Britain.html ), while tele-don Simon Schama … Continue reading