The first sign that we may need to call her a cab comes when she slips uncritically into the language of Steve Bannon. Before the election of Donald Trump and the Brexit vote, “globalists” dominated politics. By “globalist”, she does not mean the handful of bankers and executives who can move from excessively well-remunerated job to job but hundreds of millions of voters in the west who live in cities and have broadly liberal instincts. The casual misuse of language matters because it allows her to dismiss vast numbers as corporate elitists when in truth they are no more likely to fly to Davos than to the moon...Is this a fair description of Labour Britain from 1997 to 2010, which I recall spent billions on combating social alienation by building everything from Sure Start centres to a generous system of pensioner benefits? Tamir does not say. Although she is a professor at the University of Oxford’s Blavatnik School of Government, she seems to feel no pressing obligation to provide anything resembling evidence.