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Eliot Weinberger

Decision Points by George W. Bush. Virgin, 497 pp., £25, November 2010, 978 0 7535 3966 8

Letters

Kit Withnail, Angus MacDonald, Simon Szreter, Hubertus Jahn, Lorna Finlayson, Steven Methven, Peter James,

Andrew O’Hagan

Saul Bellow: Letters edited by Benjamin Taylor. Viking, 571 pp., $35, November 2010, 978 0 670 02221 2

Hugh Pennington

Bug-Affairs

Stephen Sedley

When should a judge not be a judge?

Michael Wood

At the Movies: ‘The Shop around the Corner’

Jeremy Waldron

Political Hypocrisy: The Mask of Power, from Hobbes to Orwell and Beyond by David Runciman. Princeton, 272 pp., £13.95, September 2010, 978 0 691 14815 1
Virtues of Mendacity: On Lying in Politics by Martin Jay. Virginia, 241 pp., $24.95, April 2010, 978 0 8139 2972 9

Lawrence Norfolk

Thoughts about Boars and Paul Celan

Lidija Haas

What to Look for in Winter: A Memoir in Blindness by Candia McWilliam. Cape, 482 pp., £18.99, August 2010, 978 0 224 08898 5

Christopher Prendergast

Short Cuts: Student Loans

Adam Phillips

The Sixties: Diaries 1960-69 by Christopher Isherwood, edited by Katherine Bucknell. Chatto, 756 pp., £30, November 2010, 978 0 7011 6940 4

Bernard Porter

The Gun: The AK-47 and the Evolution of War by C.J. Chivers. Allen Lane, 481 pp., £25, November 2010, 978 0 7139 9837 5

J. Hoberman

Red Plenty: Industry! Progress! Abundance! Inside the 1950s’ Soviet Dream by Francis Spufford. Faber, 434 pp., £16.99, August 2010, 978 0 571 22523 1

Greg Grandin

Zeitoun by Dave Eggers. Penguin, 368 pp., £8.99, 0 14 104681 3

David Harsent

Poem: ‘The Queen Bee Canticles’

Peter Campbell

At the National Portrait Gallery: Thomas Lawrence

Bee Wilson

Mistresses: A History of the Other Woman by Elizabeth Abbott. Duckworth, 510 pp., £20, 0 7156 3946 3

Glen Newey

Diary: Life with WikiLeaks

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