Vol. 28 No. 7 · 6 April 2006

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Peter Campbell

Thomas Laqueur

Retroactive Justice: Prehistory of Post-Communism by István Rév. Stanford, 340 pp., £19.95, January 2005, 0 8047 3644 8


Adam Glantz, Michael Szanto, Daniel Pipes, Jeffrey Herf & Andrei Markovits, Michael Taylor, Chris Oakley, Christopher Hitchens, Basil Morley, Toby Shelley, James Mishalani, Lesley Marshall, Evan Riley, James Hannah, Adrian Bowyer

Slavoj Žižek

Nobody has to be vile

Neal Ascherson

The Conquest of Nature: Water, Landscape and the Making of Modern Germany by David Blackbourn. Cape, 497 pp., £30, January 2006, 0 224 06071 6

Paul Ginsborg

Is Berlusconi finished?

R.F. Langley

Poem: ‘The Bellini in San Giovanni Crisostomo’

Michael Wood

At the Movies: ‘L’Enfant’, ‘Caché’

Frank Kermode

Life, End of by Christine Brooke-Rose. Carcanet, 119 pp., £12.95, February 2006, 1 85754 846 9

Eleanor Birne

The Observations by Jane Harris. Faber, 415 pp., £12.99, April 2006, 0 571 22335 4

Anne Hollander

Dressed in Fiction by Clair Hughes. Berg, 214 pp., £17.99, December 2005, 1 84520 172 8

Thomas Jones

Short Cuts: Ian Blair and the IPCC

Frances Richard

Art since 1900: Modernism, Antimodernism, Postmodernism by Hal Foster, Rosalind Krauss, Yve-Alain Bois and Benjamin H.D. Buchloh. Thames and Hudson, 704 pp., £45, March 2005, 0 500 23818 9

Andrew Saint

Sprawl: A Compact History by Robert Bruegmann. Chicago, 301 pp., £17.50, January 2006, 0 226 07690 3

Peter Campbell

At the British Museum: Michelangelo’s Drawings

Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi

Poem: ‘Poem of the Nile’

Robert Irwin

Wilfred Thesiger: The Life of the Great Explorer by Alexander Maitland. HarperCollins, 528 pp., £25, February 2006, 0 00 255608 1

Nicholas Guyatt

Rough Crossings: Britain, the Slaves and the American Revolution by Simon Schama. BBC, 448 pp., £20, September 2005, 0 563 48709 7

Patrick Cockburn

Diary: The End of Iraq

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