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Vol. 25 No. 4 · 20 February 2003

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Vol. 25 No. 4 · 20 February 2003

Maurice Keen

Power and Profit: The Merchant in Medieval Europe by Peter Spufford. Thames and Hudson, 432 pp., £24.95, September 2002, 0 500 25118 5

Letters

Anne Summers, Patrick Skelton, Nick Cohen, Paul Seabright, Caryll Faraldi, Hayden Murphy, Ian Wall, Arif Azad, Andrew Sheppard, Jean Elliott

Ruth Padel

Two Poems

Conor Gearty

How did Blair get here?

Michael Byers

The Laws of War, US-Style

David Ramsbotham

Operation Overstretch

Tom Paulin

Poem: ‘During the Countdown’

James Wood

Pushkin: A Biography by T.J. Binyon. HarperCollins, 731 pp., £30, September 2002, 0 00 215084 0

Benjamin Markovits

Ignorance by Milan Kundera, translated by Linda Asher. Faber, 195 pp., £16.99, November 2002, 0 571 21550 5

Terry Eagleton

A Defence of ‘History and Class Consciousness’: Tailism and the Dialectic by Georg Lukács, translated by Esther Leslie. Verso, 182 pp., £10, June 2002, 1 85984 370 0

Colm Tóibín

Becoming George: The Life of Mrs W.B. Yeats by Ann Saddlemyer. Oxford, 808 pp., £25, September 2002, 0 19 811232 7

Thomas Jones

Short Cuts: Dodgy Latin

Peter Campbell

At Tate Britain: British Art and the French Romantics

E.S. Turner

Old Thunder: A Life of Hilaire Belloc by Joseph Pearce. HarperCollins, 306 pp., £20, July 2002, 0 00 274095 8

Ian Sansom

John Betjeman: New Fame, New Love by Bevis Hillier. Murray, 736 pp., £25, November 2002, 0 7195 5002 5

John Bossy

The Ambassadors’ Secret: Holbein and the World of the Renaissance by John North. Hambledon, 346 pp., £25, January 2002, 1 85285 330 1

August Kleinzahler

Poem: ‘A History of Western Music: Chapter 11’

Jeremy Harding

Indictment at The Hague: The Milosevic Regime and the Crimes of the Balkan Wars by Norman Cigar and Paul Williams. New York, 339 pp., $24.95, July 2002, 0 8147 1626 1
Unfinest Hour: Britain and the Destruction of Bosnia by Brendan Simms. Penguin, 464 pp., £8.99, July 2002, 0 14 028983 6
Under Orders: War Crimes in Kosovo by Fred Abrahams. Human Rights Watch, 593 pp., £18, October 2001, 1 56432 264 5
Milosevic: A Biography by Adam LeBor. Bloomsbury, 386 pp., £20, October 2002, 0 7475 6090 0

Yitzhak Laor

Who shall we blame it on?

Andrew O’Hagan

Diary: smile for the President

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