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Contents


  • Christopher Hitchens on the great question of the day

    • The Dialectic of Change by Boris Kagarlitsky, translated by Rick Simon
  • Letters
    Robin Blackburn, Christopher Walker, Galen Strawson, Stuart Proffitt

  • Neal Ascherson

    • The Uses of Adversity by Timothy Garton Ash
  • Martin Plaut
    South Africa’s Left

  • Salman Rushdie

    • Satyajit Ray: The Inner Eye by Andrew Robinson
  • Rajnarayan Chandavarkar

    • The British Conquest and Dominion of India by Penderel Moon
    • Raj by Gita Mehta
    • The Last Days of the Raj by Trevor Royle
  • Angela Carter

    • Louise Brooks by Barry Paris
  • Philip Horne

    • Emotion Pictures: Reflections on the Cinema by Wim Wenders, translated by Sean Whiteside and Michael Hofmann
    • Scorsese on Scorsese by Martin Scorsese, edited by David Thompson and Ian Christie
  • Les Murray
    Two Poems

  • Jeremy Harding

    • The View from the Ground by Martha Gellhorn
    • Towards Asmara by Thomas Keneally
  • Anthony Howard

    • Alan Moorehead by Tom Pocock
    • Loyalties: A Son’s Memoir by Carl Bernstein
    • Downstart by Brian Inglis
  • John Lanchester

    • The Thirsty Muse: Alcohol and the American Writer by Tom Dardis
  • Danny Karlin

    • The Wimbledon Poisoner by Nigel Williams
    • The Other Occupant by Peter Benson
    • Possession by A.S. Byatt
  • Charles Nicholl

    • Dr Faustus by Christopher Marlowe, edited by Roma Gill
    • Renaissance Magic and the Return of the Golden Age: The Occult Tradition and Marlowe, Jonson and Shakespeare by John Mebane
    • Robert Fludd and the End of the Renaissance by William Huffman
    • Prophecy and Power: Astrology in Early Modern England by Patrick Curry
  • Raymond Fancher

    • Faces of Degeneration: A European Disorder, c.1848-c.1918 by Daniel Pick
    • Health, Race and German Politics between National Unification and Nazism 1870-1945 by Paul Weindling
  • James Fox
    Diary

  • Nicholas Penny

    • The Image of the Black in Western Art. Vol. IV, Parts I-II: From the American Revolution to World War One by Hugh Honour
    • Primitive Art in Civilised Places by Sally Price
    • The Return of Cultural Treasures by Jeanette Greenfield