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ISSUE 8 SUMMER 2020

  2 Editorial | The dangers of binarism

  3 Philip Seargeant | How politicians

     construct their lies 

  4 Athena Aktipis | The evolution of the

     cancer cell

  6 Kevin Hand | Looking for alien life  

  7 Rowland Wynne | Evan James

     Williams: atomic physicist

  8 Brigitte Benkemoun | Artists in Paris

  9 Ashmolean Museum | The making of

     Young Rembrandt

10 Caspar Melville | London's music scene 

11 Yunis Alam | Cars and the Muslim street

12 Ashmolean Museum | Wood engraving

14 Michael Waterhouse | Novel about

     soldier on active service in Afghanistan

15 Trevor Pateman | Policy on statues

16 Neil Wilkie | Reigniting love in

     failing relationships

17 Russell Meagher | Novel about the 

     impact of sudden wealth

18 Booklaunch | How to design a book

     cover

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FROM ISSUE 6 WINTER 2020

Why do we humiliate the poor for being poor?

 

People tend to treat the poor as if their poverty is their own fault—as if the conditions of disempowerment that we entrap them in are in reality the product of their own ineptitude or bad life decisions.

     Accusations like that not only rob people of rights and opportunities, they're also deeply hurtful.

     Mary O'Hara is an award-winning journalist and author specialising in social policy and social justice. She was inspired to write about these issues in part because of her experience of childhood poverty growing up in Belfast, Northern Ireland. 

     In her new book, The Shame Game, she asks how attitudes of blame and condescension that perpetuate inequality and social division can be overturned.

     Hear Mary O'Hara read an excerpt from her book on the Booklaunch YouTube channel.     

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ISSUE 4 SUMMER 2019

  2 Phineas Foster | The London Yoot Bible

  3 Stephen Games | Moving London north

  4 Trevor Pateman | Philosophical bites

  5 Antonio Spilimbergo and Krishnan

     Srinivasan | Brazil’s chances of recovery

  6 Naguib Mahfouz | Egyptian stories

  7 Peter and Susan Barrett | Greece in the

     1960s

  8 Lynne Pettinger | Workplace problems 

  9 Steven King | Archives of English

     poverty

10 Paul and Julie Knoepfler | Building a

     living dragon 

11 20th Century Society | 100 churches

12 Keith Kahn-Harris | Antisemitism and

     racism

13 Peta Tait | Victorian animal abuse

14 Claudy Op den Kamp and Dan Hunter

     50 examples of intellectual property

15 Vivien Whelpton | Richard Aldington

16 Susan Barrett | Novel set in wartime

     Greece 

17 Linda Lo Scuro | Novel set in Sicily

18 Stan L. Abbott | Novel about psychosis 

19 Carla Gagliardi | Novel set in Italy

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ISSUE 1 AUTUMN 2018

  4 Eddie Thomas Pedersen | Danish novel

  5 Helena Rosenblatt | A history of

     liberalism

  6 Nicola Gennaioli and Andrei Schleifer

     Investor psychology 

  7 Royal Academy | Klimt and Schiele 

  8 Michael Rosen | Socialist fairy tales

  9 Jonathan Edwards | Gen (new Welsh

     poetry)

10 Nolen Getz | Nihilism and technology

11 Ian Shircore | Clive James’s songs 

12 Kenneth Powell | Arup Associates’

     architecture

14 David Gladstone | British diplomat's

     memoir of Sri Lanka

15 Peter Hain | Nelson Mandela biography

16 Catherine McIlwaine | Tolkien's

     drawings

17 Dermot Turing | Breaking ‘Enigma’ 

18 Stefan Muthesius and Miles Glendinning

     High-rise public housing

19 Chris Honor | Chriskitch cookbook

20 Robert Best | English modern design

21 Stephen Games | Cat language

21 Anon | The memories of an estate agent

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FROM ISSUE 7 SPRING 2020

Have you ever had difficulty telling Jeremy Corbyn and Donald Trump apart?

 

No? You may not have spent as much time with Labour Party activists as Dimitri Batrouni.

     Dr Batrouni is a councillor, has worked in Parliament and the Welsh Assembly, helped in the US presidential campaigns of 2008 and 2012, and now teaches public policy at the University of Bristol.

     In the last two chapters of his new book, he looks at how senior figures in the Labour Party discussed policy ideas under Jeremy Corbyn's leadership, and reveals surprising parallels—always denied by Corbyn—between Corbyn's stances and those promoted by Donald Trump.

     The book is the product of extensive research within the Labour Party. 

     Hear Dimitri Batrouni read an excerpt from his new book on the Booklaunch YouTube channel.

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ISSUE 6 WINTER 2020

  3 David Nutt | Bringing realism to

     government policy on drugs

  4 Ian Thewlis | Arabian Night Patrol 

  5 Simon QuailA life in merchant

     shipping

  6 Christopher Maycock | Overland to

     India in 1963—with Lady Betjeman

  7 Tim Symonds | A new Sherlock Holmes

     mystery

  8 Mary O'Hara | Learning how not to

     shame the poor

  9 Barry Cohen | Poland’s hidden Jews

10 Scott Hames | Scottish literary

     nationalism

12 Rob Liddiard and David Sims 

     East Anglian WW2 archaeology

14 R. Gareth Wyn Jones | Energy

15 Booklaunch | Literary art for sale

16 Era Dabla-Norris | Interwar sovereign

     debt in six countries

18 Ong Boon Hwee and Mark Goyder

     Creating a responsible capitalism

19 Brian D Earp and Julian Savulescu  

     Using drugs to mend relationships

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ISSUE 3 SPRING 2019

  3 Simon May | The culture of "cute"

  4 Ruth Pavey | Buying a wood in

     Somerset

  5 Summer Brennan | Women and high

     heels

  6 Brian Hiatt | Bruce Springsteen

  7 Duane Tudahl | Prince and Purple Rain

  8 Robert Best | English modern design  

  9 Richard Hollis | Henry van de Velde

10 Marie Bader | Love in Nazi Prague

11 Jonathan Fennell | Commonwealth

     armies in WW2

12 Emma Stibbon | Art in fire and ice

13 Trevor Pateman | The author's voice

14 Stephen Games | A non-linear Bible

15 Tim Mackintosh-Smith | The Arabs

16 Theodor W. Adorno and Max

     Horkheimer | A new manifesto 

17 Justin E.H. Smith | A history of

     irrationality

18 Rosemary Kidman Cox (ed) | Wildlife

     photography

19 John Betjeman | English hymns

20 Julie Hankey | A family memoir

22 Chris Hilton | A love affair in Cuba

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ISSUE 7 SPRING 2020

  2 Editorial | The coronavirus: could

     anything good come of it?

  3 Georg Cavallar | Kant and politics

  4 Paul Lashmar | Spies and media spin 

  5 Joshua Rozenberg | Are judges biased?

  6 Kalpana Kochhar, Sonali Jain-Chandra,

     Monique Newiak | Third-world women  

  7 Alison Phipps | White feminism

  8 Hafsa Lodi | Modesty in fashion

10 Deborah Sugg Ryan | Interwar design

11 Richard Griffiths | Conserving old

     buildings 

12 Michael Holman | Post-colonial Africa

13 Lonely Planet | Beauty spots with water

14 Jonathan Lawley | Extinction threat

15 Ibrahim Fraihat | Iran & Saudi Arabia

16 IMF | Nepal's economic recovery

17 Ahmet Yorulmaz | Turks in Crete

18 Dimitri Batrouni | Labour Party

     policy issues 

19 Thomas Nail | On re-reading Lucretius

20 Ramsey Campbell | Occult novel

21 Jonathan Newell | Weird horror

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ISSUE 5 AUTUMN 2019

  2 Phineas Foster | Poems for babies

  3 Editorial | On our 1st anniversary

  4 Jennifer Wallace | Tragedy since 9/11

  5 Tucker Malarkey | Salmon extinction

  6 Catherine Belsey | Literary ghosts

  8 Glyn Ford | North Korea

  9 Julian Cribb | Food or War 

10 Paul Murphy | Autobiography

11 Alfred Schipke and others | Chinese

      bonds 

12 Penelope Hobhouse with Ambra

     Edwards | A history of gardening

14 Kenneth Carter| Adrenalin addiction

15 Sam Wren-Lewis | The happiness

      problem

16 Neil MacGregor | As others see us 

17 Keith Carter | The Umbrella Men

     (novel)

18 Lonely Planet | Top UK destinations 

20 Trevor Pateman | Musings

21 Ian Shircore | Clive James’s lyrics 

22 Patrick Kelly | Novel about love during

      Northern Ireland's Troubles

23 Anita Mason | Political ghost story

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ISSUE 2 WINTER 2019

  3 François-Xavier Fauvelle | African 

     histories

  4 Stefan Merrill Block | Oliver Loving

  5 Gavriel D. Rosenfeld | Fears of Nazism

  6 Celeste-Marie Bernier and Andrew

     Taylor | The Frederick Douglass archive

  8 Adrienne Mayor | Robots and gods  

  9 Thomas Kren | The Renaissance nude

10 Felipe Fernandez-Armesto | Human

     history

11 Marilyn Hacker | Blazons (poetry)

11 Fawzi Karim | Incomprehensible lesson

     (poetry) 

12 Jay Prosser | Britain's Asian empire 

14 Sean Seeger | Joyce and Walcott

15 David L. Hu | How animals move

16 Trevor Pateman | Essays 

17 Michael and Stephen Farthing  

     Leonardo da Vinci and the human body

18 Brian Verity | Killing my wife

19 Kate Ashton | Eric Gill's lost legacy

20 Kirby Porter | A Northern Ireland

     memoir

22 Karen Strang | Rimbaud in Scots dialect

23 Peter Archer | Science fiction comedy

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