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Vol. 34 No. 4 · 23 February 2012

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Vol. 34 No. 4 · 23 February 2012

Edward Luttwak

The Iliad by Homer translated by Stephen Mitchell. Weidenfeld, 463 pp., £25, October 2011, 978 0 297 85973 4

Letters

Benjamin Young, Russell Seitz, David Ganz, Clancy Sigal, Pat Stapleton, R.W. Johnson, Dorrit Harazim, Sarah Clark

Charles Nicholl

Death in Florence

Tony Wood

‘There is no alternative’

Kirill Medvedev

‘They treat us like shit’

Stephen Sedley

Judicial Politics

Adam Phillips

Understanding Autism: Parents, Doctors and the History of a Disorder by Chloe Silverman. Princeton, 360 pp., £24.95, November 2011, 978 0 691 15046 8
What Is Madness? by Darian Leader. Hamish Hamilton, 359 pp., £20, October 2011, 978 0 241 14488 6

W.G. Runciman

A Co-operative Species: Human Reciprocity and Its Evolution by Samuel Bowles and Herbert Gintis. Princeton, 262 pp., £24.95, July 2011, 978 0 691 15125 0

Andrew Haldane

The Doom Loop

Rosemary Hill

Magnificent Obsession: Victoria, Albert and the Death That Changed the Monarchy by Helen Rappaport. Hutchinson, 336 pp., £20, November 2011, 978 0 09 193154 4
Albert by Jules Stewart. I.B. Tauris, 276 pp., £19.99, October 2011, 978 1 84885 977 7

Christian Lorentzen

Short Cuts: ‘Anyone but Romney’

Elizabeth Lowry

One Day I Will Write about This Place by Binyavanga Wainaina. Granta, 256 pp., £15.99, November 2011, 978 1 84708 021 9

Lidija Haas

Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other by Sherry Turkle. Basic, 360 pp., £18.99, February 2011, 978 0 465 01021 9

Ross McKibbin

An Eye for Eternity: The Life of Manning Clark by Mark McKenna. Miegunyah, 793 pp., £57.95, May 2011, 978 0 522 85617 0

Rosemary Hill

At the Hayward: David Shrigley

J.H. Elliott

The Elusive West and the Contest for Empire, 1713-63 by Paul Mapp. North Carolina, 455 pp., £44.50, February 2011, 978 0 8078 3395 7

Campbell Craig and Jan Ruzicka

Who’s in, who’s out?

Michael Dobson

Diary: The Russell-Cotes

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