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Vol. 29 No. 5 · 8 March 2007

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Cover Artist

Peter Campbell

Letters

Neal Hodge, William Lamont, John Hyman, Gerald Carpenter, D.E. Steward, Marcia Pointon, Tim Allen, John Moisson, Barrie Lees, Tom O’Hagan

Mahmood Mamdani

The Politics of Naming: Genocide, Civil War, Insurgency

Peter Campbell

At Tate Britain: Turner's Rigi watercolours

Bruce Ackerman

Meritocracy v. Democracy

Alan Bennett

Story: ‘The Uncommon Reader’

Deborah Friedell

Short Cuts: American Girls

Jorie Graham

Two Poems

Jeremy Harding

Planet of Slums by Mike Davis. Verso, 228 pp., £15.99, March 2006, 1 84467 022 8
Buda’s Wagon: A Brief History of the Car Bomb by Mike Davis. Verso, 228 pp., £12.99, March 2007, 978 1 84467 132 8

Uri Avnery

Next to Israel, not in place of it

John Pemble

Consuming Passions: Leisure and Pleasure in Victorian Britain by Judith Flanders. HarperPress, 604 pp., £20, August 2006, 0 00 717295 8

Ruth Padel

Poem: ‘Slices of Toast’

Barry Schwartz

The Challenge of Affluence: Self-Control and Well-Being in the United States and Britain since 1950 by Avner Offer. Oxford, 454 pp., £30, March 2006, 0 19 820853 7

Peter Barham

History of Madness by Michel Foucault, edited by Jean Khalfa, translated by Jonathan Murphy and Jean Khalfa. Routledge, 725 pp., £35, April 2006, 0 415 27701 9

Frank Kermode

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight translated by Bernard O’Donoghue. Penguin, 94 pp., £8.99, August 2006, 0 14 042453 9
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight translated by Simon Armitage. Faber, 114 pp., £12.99, January 2007, 978 0 571 22327 5

Thomas Jones

The Pesthouse by Jim Crace. Picador, 309 pp., £16.99, March 2007, 978 0 330 44562 7

J. Robert Lennon

Sweet and Low by Rich Cohen. Cape, 272 pp., £12.99, April 2007, 978 0 224 07272 4

Julie Elkner

Tear Off the Masks! Identity and Imposture in Twentieth-Century Russia by Sheila Fitzpatrick. Princeton, 332 pp., £15.95, July 2005, 0 691 12245 8

Roxanne Varzi

Diary: At the Martyrs’ Museum

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