The name Herschel Walker might not be familiar to UK readers who aren’t following the intricacies of the US news cycle. He’s one of those big but confusing characters that the game of politics occasionally throws up; much more a spectacle of epic miscalculation than he is a representation of a modern functioning democracy. Actually, let’s scrub that and start again… The name Jacob Rees-Mogg might not be familiar to US readers who aren’t following the intricacies of the UK news cycle. He’s one of those big but confusing characters that the game of politics occasionally throws up; much more a spectacle of epic miscalculation than he is a representation of a modern functioning democracy.