Each generation has a duty to commit to a contract between the past, the present and the future

– Lecture to the Adam Smith Institute in 1990


Sir James Goldsmith was as dynamic, innovative and energetic when it came to ideas as he was in business. One of only a handful of businessmen who had something worthwhile to say on other topics, he made numerous speeches and wrote countless articles and books detailing his prescient views on subjects ranging from the additives in food to the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade.

 “The bedrock of diversity is mutual respect. And that means accepting the beliefs of others, which seem bizarre, might contain some wisdoms we are unable to perceive” – Lecture to the Adam Smith Institute in 1990