I was on a whirlwind book tour in the UK last week and did a crazy non-stop string of appearances, which ranged from BBC World Service and the Today Programme on BBC Radio 4 (very serious) to crazy comedy with Steve Wright on BBC Radio 2 (very not serious). But the highlight for me was a speech at the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, aka the RSA. It’s an organization founded in 1754, with an incredibly nice auditorium decorated with murals, and an audience of think tank people, policy wonks and other brainy Brits. “No pressure,” they told me, but yes, it was a lot of pressure. I spoke for 20 minutes then did a conversation with Tony Greenham, an economist and author. It was not my typical bookstore appearance.
Anyway, here is a video of the talk. Note the terrified look on my face when I walk on stage.