Welcome Back To Oxford, Mr. Kay. Here Are Your Boxing Gloves

The head of a fledgling B-school steps into a fine fracas

John A. Kay is a marked man. As one of Britain's leading economists, the 48-year-old professor has tried to steer clear of the rough-and-tumble of British party politics--sticking to the more subdued world of academia, think tanks, and consulting. It's not that this sharp-witted don lacks strong opinions. Far from it. "I'm just not a political person," he insists.

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