I adore Nick Cohen for so many reasons. He once bought me a burger and laughed uproariously at my jokes as we lunched, even though his were much funnier. He described me and Julie’s book Not In My Name as “a spirited attack” in The Observer. His Facebook status updates are always hilarious and brighten up many an afternoon.
But mostly I adore him for his courageous writing. His book What’s Left is a shudderingly great attack on the hypocrisies and other ugliness of the modern British Left. Reading it encouraged Julie and I to write Not In My Name. She once described herself and I as “like Nick Cohen, but the K-Tel version”. I wish.
He now has a new book out called Waiting For The Etonians and gave Oy Va Goy an interview.