James Crabtree is comment editor at the Financial Times magazine and an associate editor of openDemocracy. He has spent the last decade working in politics and journalism on both sides of the Atlantic. In Britain, he was a policy advisor in the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit and has served in senior roles at the Institute for Public Policy Research and other UK think tanks. In the United States, Crabtree attended Harvard’s Kennedy School as a Fulbright Scholar, was a senior policy analyst at NDN, a think tank in Washington DC, and also worked for Barack Obama’s campaign during the New Hampshire Presidential Primary. He has written for a range of newspapers and journals, including the Economist, The New Statesman, The Guardian and the Independent.
"It was like having sex with Richard Dawkins and the Pope at the same time. Incredibly stimulating arguments. "
Julian Gough, novelist