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The HJS Virtual Event Series: 'Butler to the World. How Britain Became a Servant of Tycoons, Tax Dodgers, Kleptocrats and Criminals' - Wednesday 29th June, 6pm-7pm (BST)
The Suez Crisis of 1956 was Britain's twentieth-century nadir, the moment when the once superpower was bullied into retreat. In the immortal words of former US Secretary of State Dean Acheson, 'Britain has lost an empire and not yet found a role.' But the funny thing was, Britain had already found a role. It even had the costume. The leaders of the world just hadn't noticed it yet.

'Butler to the World' reveals how the UK took up its position at the elbow of the worst people on Earth: the oligarchs, kleptocrats and gangsters. We pride ourselves on values of fair play and the rule of law, but few countries do more to frustrate global anti-corruption efforts. We are now a nation of Jeeveses, snobbish enablers for rich halfwits of considerably less charm than Bertie Wooster. It doesn't have to be that way.

The Henry Jackson Society is delighted to welcome you to this timely discussion with the author of the 'Butler to the World', Oliver Bullough, who will delve into why and how Britain has become the servant of the world's most powerful and corrupt men.

Jun 29, 2022 06:00 PM in London

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Oliver Bullough
Award-winning author and journalist, Author of 'Moneyland' (2018) and 'Butler to the World' (March 2022)
Oliver Bullough is an award-winning author and journalist, specialising in financial skulduggery. He is a regular contributor to the BBC and C4 News and writes for the Guardian, Observer, Sunday Times, New York Times, GQ and Prospect. His third book, the financial exposé Moneyland (2018), was a Sunday Times business bestseller, a Waterstones Book of the Month, Wales Book of the Year and was shortlisted for the Orwell Prize. His new book, Butler to the World was published in March 2022 and is a Sunday Times bestseller.
Dr Alan Mendoza
Co-Founder and Executive Director @The Henry Jackson Society
Dr Alan Mendoza is a Co-Founder and Executive Director of The Henry Jackson Society, Britain’s leading thinktank fighting for the principles and alliances which keep societies free. He directs strategy for the organisation as well as acting as its main public face in mediums as diverse as the BBC, Sky, CNBC, Al-Jazeera. Bloomberg, LBC and TalkRadio. On the print side, Alan is a columnist for City AM, London’s business newspaper, and has contributed to The Times, The Telegraph, The Daily Mail, The Sun and a host of international newspapers and magazines. Having obtained a B.A. (Hons.) and M.Phil in history at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, Alan completed a Ph.D. at the same institution. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and was the Parliamentary Candidate for the Conservative Party in the Brent Central Constituency for the 2015 General Election. He is also a Trustee of the President Reagan Memorial Fund Trust.