Jamie Susskind

Jamie Susskind


Jamie Susskind is an author, speaker, and practising barrister. A past Fellow of Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society, he studied history and politics at Magdalen College, Oxford, graduating first in his year. As a youngster, he was ranked the best debater in the world.

Jamie is passionate about technology (from AI to Blockchain, Robotics, and Virtual Reality) and politics. This year he will publish Future Politics: Living Together in a World Transformed by Tech (Oxford University Press, 2018). He writes and speaks about the future of power, freedom, justice, and democracy.


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I've written on electric scooters for @thetimes https://t.co/Y53N9wjyzK

Really enjoyed this yesterday. Mandu and Tabitha are exactly what british politics needs.

🔥🔥🔥Cicero’s Laws (c. 50 BC):

‘...legal experts, whether to cause confusion and so give the appearance of having wider and deeper knowledge than they do, or (more probably) through their incompetence...often endlessly subdivide a thing which is based on a single idea’

NEW: Full letter from 200+ present and former Labour staff calls on Jeremy Corbyn to take responsibility for antisemitism in the party, saying “institutionalised antisemitism is worse than ever” and the leadership’s response has been “shameful”. This is in addition to GMB motion.

A comment on Labour anti-Semitism and its enablers. People often ask: is person X anti-Semitic? I don’t always think it’s the right question. 👇🏽

So sad that we've come to this. https://t.co/YKvhfAUuRZ

It’s always the cover up that gets you. This is the Jenny Formby whom we’ve been piously told is responsible for cleaning up Labour’s act.

Racism with a dose of corruption to boot.

They should all resign.

Do read Jamie's book. It's one of those books that shape your thinking. https://t.co/s8mJnTIvSH

Nice wee shout out for Future Politics today. And Danny is right - since Comte we’ve been gradually deciphering the patterns that underpin political action

For Boris, Piers etc the most important thing is to tell it how it is, ruffle feathers if need be, say what you really mean, don’t sugarcoat it etc etc

Except if you’re a diplomat writing confidential cables in service of your government. That’s when you should lie