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Vol. 32 No. 2 · 28 January 2010

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Vol. 32 No. 2 · 28 January 2010

Perry Anderson

When China Rules the World: The Rise of the Middle Kingdom and the End of the Western World by Martin Jacques. Allen Lane, 550 pp., £30, June 2009, 978 0 7139 9254 0
Capitalism with Chinese Characteristics: Entrepreneurship and the State by Yasheng Huang. Cambridge, 348 pp., £15.99, November 2008, 978 0 521 89810 2
Against the Law: Labour Protests in China’s Rustbelt and Sunbelt by Ching Kwan Lee. California, 325 pp., £15.95, June 2007, 978 0 520 25097 0

Letters

Theo Russell, Andrew Walker, Michael Tanner, John Brennan, Warner Berthoff, Geoffrey Wheatcroft, Allen Esterson, Julian Jackson, Raymond Aronson, Pamela Birley, Andrew Wilton, Mark Roeyer

Jeremy Harding

Paris Under Water: How the City of Light Survived the Great Flood of 1910 by Jeffrey Jackson. Palgrave, 262 pp., £20, January 2010, 978 0 230 61706 3
Paris Inondé 1910  Galerie des Bibliothèques, Paris, until 28 March 2010

Michael Hofmann

The World of Yesterday by Stefan Zweig, translated by Anthea Bell. Pushkin Press, 474 pp., £20, 1 906548 12 9

Robin Robertson

Four Poems

Jonathan Steele

Nazarbayev and the Making of Kazakhstan by Jonathan Aitken. Continuum, 269 pp., £20, July 2009, 978 1 4411 5381 4

Glen Newey

TheIdea of Justice by Amartya Sen. Allen Lane, 468 pp., £25, July 2009, 978 1 84614 147 8

Michael Wood

At the Movies: ‘Avatar’

Frank Kermode

Journeying Boy: The Diaries of the Young Benjamin Britten edited by John Evans. Faber, 576 pp., £25, November 2009, 978 0 571 23883 5

David Trotter

The Person in the Phone Booth

Daniel Soar

Short Cuts: Terrorist Databases

Ellen Meiksins Wood

Why Not Socialism? by G.A. Cohen. Princeton, 83 pp., £10.95, September 2009, 978 0 691 14361 3

Peter Campbell

En route

James Lever

The Humbling by Philip Roth. Cape, 140 pp., £12.99, November 2009, 978 0 224 08793 3

Caroline Gonda

The Original ‘Frankenstein’ by Mary Shelley, with Percy Shelley, edited by Charles Robinson. Bodleian Library, 448 pp., £14.99, October 2009, 978 1 85124 396 9

Theo Padnos

Anwar Awlaki’s Blog

Anthony Thwaite

Two Poems

Anne Enright

Diary: Mrs Robinson Repents

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