Suits are malevolent magicians' sleeves for socialists, full of patrician loops and tricks, small, embroidered, cryptic messages of deference and privilege. They are ever the uniform of the enemy. They are also the greatest British invention ever.
Don't underestimate the value of doing nothing, of just going along, listening to all the thing you can't hear, and not bothering.
I'm the kind of guy who grew up listening to Three Dog Night and Lynyrd Skynyrd.
Be very, very patient and very open-minded, and listen to what people have to say.
I'm a bit of an insomniac. I go to bed at 5am because I get caught up in watching TV or listening to music at night.
Lenin was the first to discover that capitalism 'inevitably' caused war; and he discovered this only when the First World War was already being fought. Of course he was right. Since every great state was capitalist in 1914.
I think one of the very frightening things about the regime of the National Socialists is that it made people happy.
If you imagine writing 1,000 words a day, which most journalists do, that would be a very long book a year. I don't manage nearly that... but I have published slightly too much recently.
Watching a whole cluster of friends, and my own mother, die over quite a short space of time convinced me that purely materialist 'explanations' for our mysterious human existence simply won't do - on an intellectual level.
The really clever people now want to be lawyers or journalists.