Robert Harris

As Guido points out, the paper was much kinder to David Cameron, a few months in to his premiership: But here’s the Economist
For those unfamiliar with the first two volumes, Imperium and Conspirata, Harris's three-parter tells the story of the great Roman advocate and orator Cicero, whose speaking skills were so convincing that he became only the second man who was neither a military commander or nobleman to win the consulship.
Tony Blair is a narcissist with a messiah complex who lives a tragic life, according to his former friend Robert Harris. The