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Vol. 29 No. 20 · 18 October 2007

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Vol. 29 No. 20 · 18 October 2007

Jim Holt

It’s the Oil

Letters

Robert Horwood, Chris Purnell, Kenneth Hunter, Brian Lee, Inigo Thomas, Dinah Birch, Tom Phillips, Neil Ramsay

Tom Nairn

What Should the Left Propose? by Roberto Mangabeira Unger. Verso, 179 pp., £15, January 2006, 1 84467 048 1
The Self Awakened: Pragmatism Unbound by Roberto Mangabeira Unger. Harvard, 277 pp., £19.95, February 2007, 978 0 674 02354 3
Une brève histoire de l’avenir by Jacques Attali. Fayard, 432 pp., €20, October 2006, 2 213 63130 1

August Kleinzahler

Dreams from My Father by Barack Obama. Canongate, 442 pp., £12.99, September 2007, 978 1 84767 091 5
The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream by Barack Obama. Canongate, 375 pp., £14.99, May 2007, 978 1 84767 035 9
Obama: From Promise to Power by David Mendell. Amistad, 406 pp., $25.95, August 2007, 978 0 06 085820 9

John Lanchester

Life and Fate by Vasily Grossman, translated by Robert Chandler. Vintage, 864 pp., £9.99, October 2006, 0 09 950616 5

Joshua Kurlantzick

Perfect Hostage: A Life of Aung San Suu Kyi by Justin Wintle. Hutchinson, 450 pp., £18.99, April 2007, 978 0 09 179651 8

Diarmaid MacCulloch

Mary Tudor: The Tragical History of the First Queen of England by David Loades. National Archives, 240 pp., £19.99, September 2006, 1 903365 98 8

Robin Robertson

Poem: ‘Signs on a White Field’

Natalie Zemon Davis

Who Are You? Identification, Deception and Surveillance in Early Modern Europe by Valentin Groebner, translated by Mark Kyburz and John Peck. Zone, 349 pp., £18.95, April 2007, 978 1 890951 72 6

Jerry Fodor

Why Pigs Don’t Have Wings

Jenny Diski

Short Cuts: Internet Misfit

Michael Wood

At the Movies: ‘3.10 to Yuma’, 1957 & 2007

Jeremy Harding

The Original Rules of Rugby edited by Jed Smith. Bodleian, 64 pp., £5.99, September 2007, 978 1 85124 371 6

T.P. Wiseman

Caesar’s Calendar: Ancient Time and the Beginnings of History by Denis Feeney. California, 372 pp., £18.95, June 2007, 978 0 520 25119 9

Rosemary Hill

At the Royal Academy: The Treasures of the Society of Antiquaries

Eleanor Birne

The Gathering by Anne Enright. Cape, 261 pp., £12.99, May 2007, 978 0 224 07873 3

Daniel Soar

The Rain before It Falls by Jonathan Coe. Viking, 274 pp., £17.99, September 2007, 978 0 670 91728 0

Ciaran Carson

Poem: ‘The Story of Alouette’

Neal Ascherson

Diary: among the icebergs

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