The Great Reckoning. By James Dale Davidson and William Rees-Mogg. Sidgwick and Jackson; 531pp; £20.
Review by Sir Tom Lucas.
Having worked, since the '70s, with some of the world's leading trend analysts, I was looking forward to The Great Reckoning. Written mainly by James Dale Davidson (founder and chairman of the American National Taxpayers Union) in collaboration with Lord Rees-Mogg (former editor of The Times and now perhaps best known for his weekly column in The Independent), its dust jacket promised even more timely hints about how to protect one's wealth in the face of imminent worldwide depression - and worse - than their broadly similar Blood in the Streets. It was Nathan Meyer Rothschild who said that "The time to buy is when blood is running in the streets".