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Volume 38 Number 20
20 October 2016

LRB blog 25 October 2016

The Editors
The Horrors of Heathrow

24 October 2016

R.W. Johnson
Gaitskell and Europe

21 October 2016

Ian Patterson
Nemo’s Almanac


2 July 2015

August Kleinzahler
John Berryman

28 April 2011

Will Self
Life in the Aerotropolis

7 January 2016

Alex Abramovich
Paul Beatty

In the next issue, which will be dated 3 November, Jenny Turner on Angela Carter; Christian Lorentzen goes to Milwaukee.

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Eliot Weinberger

Anyone for Trump?


‘There’s nothing I love more than women, but they’re really a lot different than portrayed. They are far worse than men, far more aggressive, and boy, can they be smart!’

African Americans
‘I have a great relationship with the blacks.’

Peace Lovers
‘With nuclear, the power, the devastation is very important to me.’ More

Rosemary Hill

Steven Runciman

He was a popular laird, organising Easter egg hunts for the children and cooking for house guests. Attractive young men were invited first to his St John’s Wood house and if they passed the audition would be ‘summoned to Eigg as a special further favour’. Runciman’s social network was ever-expanding, especially in the direction of crowned heads, though he could be ungracious about royalty too. He received his knighthood in characteristic tones: ‘I don’t think it quite my line … so associated with Welsh aldermen and failing jockeys. I suppose I’ll get used to it.’ More

Jean McNicol

The Loves of Rupert Brooke

While the existence of Brooke’s correspondences with Noel Olivier and James Strachey was known – it was just that they couldn’t be read – another set of letters that no one since Eddie Marsh seems to have known about emerged in 2000, when a brown paper parcel given to the British Library in 1948 with a fifty-year time seal was opened. It contained a bundle of letters and a memoir with ‘A TRUE STORY’ typed on the title page. More

Susan Pedersen

‘Race Studies’

At the moment of its American birth, ‘international relations meant race relations.’ Races, not states or nations, were considered humanity’s foundational political units; ‘race war’ – not class conflict or interstate conflict – was the spectre preying on scholars’ minds. The field of international relations was born to avert that disaster. A blunter way to put this is that international relations was supposed to figure out how to preserve white supremacy. More

Short Cuts
John Lanchester

At the Train Station
Gillian Darley

At the Movies
Michael Wood


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