She is the first head of government in history to give a whole country its second childhood.
In Washington, the first thing people tell you is what their job is. In Los Angeles you learn their star sign. In Houston you're told how rich they are. And in New York they tell you what their rent is.
Americans are fascinated by their own love of shopping. This does not make them unique. It's just that they have more to buy than most other people on the planet. And it's also an affirmation of faith in their country. . .
Disney World has acquired by now something of the air of a national shrine. American parents who don't take their children there sense obscurely that they have failed in some fundamental way, like Muslims who never made it to Mecca.
The current Conservative leadership contest is remarkable for many reasons, ... Not least the fact that it's the first for 40 years that hasn't been dominated by Margaret Thatcher.
That is writing with balls, it seems to me.
America loves the representation of its heroes to be not just larger than life, but stupendously, awesomely bigger than anything else. If blue whales built statues to each other they'd be smaller then these.
The nanny seemed to be extinct until 1975, when, like the coelacanth, she suddenly and unexpectedly reappeared in the shape of Margaret Thatcher.
Reagan is the only man to take the presidency as a part-time job, a means of filling up the otherwise empty hours of retirement.
Peter Mandelson is the only man I know who can skulk in broad daylight.
In Washington, success is just a training course for failure.