Vol. 38 No. 5 · 3 March 2016

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Anne Rothenstein

Thomas Nagel

Objective Troy: A Terrorist, a President and the Rise of the Drone by Scott Shane. Bantam, 416 pp., £20, September 2015, 978 0 8041 4029 4


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Carol Berger

In Giza

Frances Stonor Saunders

Where on Earth are you?

Andrew O’Hagan

West of Eden: An American Place by Jean Stein. Cape, 334 pp., £20, February 2016, 978 0 224 10246 9

Matthew Dickman

Poem: ‘Empty Lot Poem’

Owen Bennett-Jones

The Military and the Mullahs

Blair Worden

The Murder of King James I by Alastair Bellany and Thomas Cogswell. Yale, 618 pp., £30, October 2015, 978 0 300 21496 3

Tariq Ali

Corbyn’s Progress

Didier Fassin

Short Cuts: Permanent State of Emergency

Rosemary Hill

At Tate Modern: Alexander Calder

Nick Richardson

Number 11 by Jonathan Coe. Viking, 351 pp., £16.99, November 2015, 978 0 670 92379 3

Francis FitzGibbon

Joint Enterprise

Miles Taylor

The Tears of the Rajas: Mutiny, Money and Marriage in India 1805-1905 by Ferdinand Mount. Simon & Schuster, 784 pp., £12.99, January 2016, 978 1 4711 2946 9

Jorie Graham

Poem: ‘Self-Portrait: May I Touch You’

Patrick Cockburn

End Times for the Caliphate?

Joshua Cohen

The Wall by H.G. Adler, translated by Peter Filkins. Modern Library, 672 pp., £12.99, September 2015, 978 0 8129 8315 9

Theo Tait

Sylvia by Leonard Michaels. Daunt Books, 131 pp., £9.99, June 2015, 978 1 907970 55 9

Christian Lorentzen

Driving through a Postcard

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