A “luxury fortress” in Nine Elms? From isolated poverty to isolated prosperity

Reading Wendell Steavenson in the latest issue of Prospect magazine reminds me of my conversation with her last year about the persistence of poverty in London. She writes how sites (like Nine Elms) are “stuck with the same problem that rendered them black on Booth’s poverty maps: they are cut off into cul-de-sacs by rail… Continue reading A “luxury fortress” in Nine Elms? From isolated poverty to isolated prosperity

On the urban character of modern Jewish history

This post was edited in May 2017 to add a link to the published version of the following books review, which appears in Volume 48 of Jewish Historical Studies: Transactions of the Jewish Historical Society of England, published by UCL Press. Tales of Three Cities: Urban Jewish Cultures in London, Berlin, and Paris (1880–1940), Tobias… Continue reading On the urban character of modern Jewish history